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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...

Urology: a missed opportunity for medical students

For those of us lucky enough to have medical students attached to our teams at some time during their undergraduate training, the opportunity undoubtedly represents a refreshing chance to teach well-educated and enthusiastic clinicians at the very start of their...

Hail the Portfolio Pathway!

In the United Kingdom, the pursuit of a surgical career traditionally follows a conventional pathway, primarily through the completion of specialty programmes accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons or the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme (ISCP). However, for doctors with...

Peyronie’s disease: a review and update

Peyronie’s disease (PD) describes an acquired disease of the penis, which is characterised by a number of signs and symptoms. These include penile pain, curvature, palpable plaques, wasting or narrowing of the penile shaft, a hinge deformity and potentially catastrophic...

medac Pharma launch education platform, medac Academy

medac Pharma have launched a new digital education platform for UK healthcare professionals, medac Academy.

Urology in the Ancient Arab World

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). For May/June, urology trainee Bushra Abdelqader is helping me to delve into that...

Feeling like a fraud — imposter syndrome: what it is and what to do about it

Have you ever been plagued by feelings of incompetence despite evidence to the contrary, then this article is for you. Dr Dunay Schmulian provides insight into imposter syndrome and what to do about it. Excerpt 1 Consultant:That was excellent, and...

In conversation with Paula Allchorne

We were delighted to catch up with Paula Allchorne, Chair of the European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) about her career in urological nursing and her plans for the association. Can you tell us a little bit about what led...

The 5-Minute Urology Consult (Third Edition)

I suspect that if Dominic Corrigan (famous for the metaphorical escape route afforded to busy clinicians) was a urologist he would most certainly have had a copy of the The 5-Minute Urology Consult and would have then subsequently been famous...

Beware of the ambiguous testicular lump

In busy day-to-day practice, we are often faced with puzzling situations. A useful mnemonic is 4-T: torsion, trauma, tumour and tuberculosis (infections). This case review in the BMJ is about a 34-year-old man presenting to A&E with left testicular pain...

Initial impressions of urology in the UK from overseas trainees

Readers of Urology News will be familiar with descriptions of overseas visits by UK-based urological trainees, but it is sometimes beneficial to reflect on the experience of international medical graduates (IMGs) who elect to come to work and train in...

Józef Dietl – more than one crisis

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). To urologists, the name Dietl is linked with the eponym of Dietl’s crisis,...