The Parnell Fund Bursary 2019

At the start of July 2019 applications for the Parnell Fund Bursary were opened to trainees, consultants and healthcare professionals across the United Kingdom with an interest in female, functional and neuro-urology. Rachel Barratt, who was awarded the Parnell Fund...

The value of Urolink: an OOPE experience

I was fortunate enough to be able to take some time out of my training after ST5 to pursue an Out Of Programme Experience (OOPE) year. During the Urolink meeting at the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) 2017 conference...

British Urology Researchers in Surgical Training research collaborative: A BURST of ideas and endeavours

The British Urology Researchers in Surgical Training (BURST) research collaborative was founded in 2015 with the aim of creating research opportunities for urology trainees in the UK. It was built on early foundations laid out by the Thames Research Urologists...

TUF Warriors – joining the fundraising fight

What is the TUF Warrior programme? The Urology Foundation (TUF) Warrior programme is designed to support core trainees, clinical fellows and foundation doctors interested in urology. It creates opportunities to develop extracurricular interests, connect with patients, boost applications for specialty...

Bouncing Back: support, mentorship and advice for those unsuccessful in urology ST3 national selection

The 2018 BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting in Liverpool delivered the first session for applicants unsuccessful in urology ST3 national selection. The session was organised and run by Luke Forster, Core Training Liaison Representative, along with several trainees. Background The concept...

Quality Improvement – how to get involved?

The General Medical Council (GMC) requires all trainee doctors to carry out Quality Improvement (QI) as part of our annual appraisal process [1]. Exactly what QI projects are and how to get involved is less widely understood. Traditionally surgical trainees...

SURG and BAUS: United Strength is Stronger

Tuesday 26 June 2018, SURG Session, BAUS Annual Conference, Liverpool After a busy day of posters, keynote speakers, e-poster sessions and a resounding victory for the SURG team over the consultants in Urology University Challenge, came the SURG meeting. An...

Post CCT fellowship in genitourethral reconstruction at St George’s Hospital: an experience unique to the UK

I first developed an interest in genitourethral reconstruction, particularly urethroplasty, at the beginning of my urology training. Working in Bristol and Weston Super Mare for David Dickerson inspired me to develop this further. Mr Dickerson performs one of the largest...

Making the most of BJUI Knowledge – a trainee’s perspective

BJUI Knowledge combines online continuing professional development (CPD) content for urologists with a platform for recording all CPD activity in one place. This also makes it a useful resource for urological trainees. This article will outline how to use BJUI...

How to set up and run a cadaveric dissection course

Conducting and implementing a cadaveric dissection course requires careful planning. Rachel Edmiston, Rajesh Anmolsingh, Omar Mirza and Nirmal Kumar offer a guide to individuals highlighting the licensing and legal processes involved with the use, preservation and disposal of cadavers in...

Preparing for the FRCS (Urol) viva

Ping! You look down to your phone and you have just received an email saying, “Congratulations, you have now successfully completed The Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations section 1 of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Urol) exam.”...

The workplace environment and doctors’ health

It is well established that doctors have higher levels of stress, depression and suicide than the general population [1] and most other professional groups. In addition they have high levels of ‘burnout’. Research indicates that although burnout is correlated with...

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