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Robotic Urology Fellowship at UCLH

In November 2014, approaching my final year of training (ST7) in the West of Scotland (WoS) and just recently armed with my FRCS (Urol), I was at a crossroad in my clinical career. I was keen to pursue a consultant...

The Malcolm Coptcoat Travelling Fellowship Award

The Urology Foundation and The Malcolm Coptcoat Trust are pleased to announce the creation of The Malcolm Coptcoat Travelling Fellowship. The annual Fellowship will support travel to international centres of excellence for a period of four to six weeks to...

Planning and doing a fellowship: advice during the COVID-19 era

To paraphrase Shakespeare, to do, or not to do a fellowship, that is the question. That may be your question; whether or not to pursue a fellowship, even more so due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are...

So you want to go on a Fellowship: part 1

Look out for part 2 of this series later in 2016 when the author will discuss settling into the research role of his fellowship and will reflect on his first year overseas. This is the first in a series of...

My UK reconstructive urology fellowship experience

Surgical training is a long and hard pathway. Having completed medical school, I undertook my internship at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. The Alfred Hospital is a leading tertiary teaching hospital in Australia’s second largest city. Prior to commencing my...

So you want to go on a fellowship – part II: the research year

This article is the second in a three-part series which follows directly on from the first part which concentrated on the rationale for going on a fellowship, as well as some of the administrative hurdles you might face in planning...

The Lister Royal College of Surgeons of England / BAUS Accredited Robotic Urological Fellowship Programme

Robotic fellowship training in the UK – overview Robotic surgery has increased in popularity since its introduction in 2003. Its validation in a growing number of operative procedures has increased its acceptance nationwide and its usage is becoming widespread. Initial...

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...

The BSoT buddy scheme at BAUS 2023: a new initiative for fostering international relationships

The BSoT committee at BAUS, many of whom where involved with the inaugural buddy scheme. The buddy background By Nicholas Boxall, Specialty Registrar, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Immediate Past Chair of BSoT. The BAUS Section of Trainees (BSoT)...

An account of training and practice of urology in Nigeria

Nigeria is the most populous nation on the continent of Africa. Within the country, there are 33,303 general hospitals and 59 tertiary hospitals to serve a population of approximately 210 million people [1]. Specialty-based practice of urology is domiciled in...

In conversation with Sarika Nalagatla

We were delighted to catch up with Sarika Nalagatla, new Chair of the BAUS Section of Trainees (BSoT) about her life as a trainee urologist and plans for the association. Can you tell us a little bit about what led...

The effect of COVID-19 on urology training

COVID-19 has affected all aspects of medicine. Urologists have been called upon to work in vastly different working environments including acute pan-surgical teams, intensive care and medical wards. The strategies put in place by hospital management teams vary significantly across...