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Senior Urological Trainee Day

Senior Urological Trainee Day This residential course has been designed to guide final year Specialist Registrars in Urology through the latter part of their training, with a particular emphasis on gaining the right Consultant post. AGENDAThursday 28 November 2019 19:00...

The surgical trainer – are we still evolving?

“We need a system and we will surely have it – which will produce not only surgeons, but surgeons of the highest type” William Halsted MD William Halsted, a famous American surgeon, is widely credited with developing the first formal...

OCERT: a new multi-specialty project to standardise robotic surgical training

Since its introduction by Dr William Osler in 1890 to the Board of Trustees at John Hopkins Hospital [1], the Halstedian ‘See one, do one, teach one’ has represented a guideline for surgeons worldwide, both for open and laparoscopic surgery,...

Essential Revision Notes for the FRCS (Urol) Books 1 & 2

In the past a Professor of Urology was frequently quoted as saying “the curriculum for urology is urology”. Indeed that it is, but that definition did not give trainees at the time the much needed framework for navigating through a...

DIHS Fundamentals of Transurethral Resection and Ureteroscopic Skills using animal and human Cadaveric models (Feb 2019)

Fundamentals of Transurethral Resection and Ureteroscopic Skills using Animal and Human Cadaveric Models By Katie Brodie, Urology Trust Doctor, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. Why?Well-designed simulation courses allow trainees to perform and enhance practical skills in a no-risk training...

Virtual and augmented reality in surgery

Virtual reality (VR) is a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be accessed using a virtual reality headset, allowing individuals to immerse themselves in this virtual world. Augmented reality (AR) systems layer virtual information over a live camera feed into...

ASiT Core Skills in Urology

This one-day core skills in urology course is being offered at ASiT for the first time. It covers the key practical skills essential for a urology trainee and for those who cover Urology when on-call. Key areas covered will include...

Urology Ultrasound Course 2019

School of Medical Ultrasound, AECC University College, Bournemouth We aim to train appropriate healthcare professionals in the safe and accurate acquisition of ultrasound images. A team of team of experts will help you interpret ultrasound images and how they correlate...

Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) 2019

By Munad Khan, Urology Registrar, Redcliffe Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. This year's USANZ ASM was held in sunny Brisbane, Queensland. This annual meeting showcased important academic developments from a range of Australasian urologists and aspiring trainees, supported by an impressive international...

Training to be a urologist: how risky is it?

The NHS and urology face challenging times in trying to provide quality patient care efficiently and economically. Urology trainees are experiencing conflicting pressures with a new contract, a challenging on-call system and changing training requirements in an overstretched, centralised service...

Is laparoscopic urological training in Sub-Saharan Africa a goal worth pursuing? Observations from my experience with IVUmed in Senegal

Laparoscopic surgery has developed at an unimaginable pace over the last three decades. The first laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed by Dr Phillip Mouret in France in 1987, with the first series of 63 cases published in 1989 [1]. However, its...