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How to organise a urology taster week as a foundation trainee

Current exposure to urology in medical undergraduate curriculums is relatively sparse in comparison to the other surgical specialties with one study reporting just 42% of students having a compulsory attachment. These attachments were an average length of just one week...

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...

European Urology Residents Education Programme (EUREP)

The EAU’s 12th European Urology Residents Education Programme (EUREP) was held from 5-10 September 2014. We were fortunate to attend as part of a small contingent of UK urology registrars who had applied and been selected to attend. The programme...

In conversation with Neil Harvey

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

Endourology Academy – a modern-day solution to modern-day training

In 2021, as a core trainee in urology, I found myself facing challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, which led to limited theatre times for surgical exposure. Trying to grasp the basics of surgery with such restricted operative experience was...

A report from the second laparoscopic urology workshop in Dakar, Senegal

Hôpital Général Idrissa Pouye (HOGIP), formerly Hôpital Général de Grand Yoff – HOGGY), in Dakar, Senegal, is one of the most well-regarded teaching hospitals in West Africa. It has over 300 beds, a urology team of six consultants and attracts...

A Core Trainee’s Guide to Preparing for a Career in Urology

National Selection pits the best of the UK’s core surgical trainees (sorry – that includes EEC countries as well) against each other in a process that determines who is allowed to proceed into higher surgical training. For the successful, it...

Basic Urological Sciences

The scientific foundation of any discipline is, as the name suggests, basic to the understanding of pathophysiology, mechanisms, physiologic and pharmacologic interactions, and technology. It arms the clinician with the ability to challenge dogma and keep pace with recent advances...

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...

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...

#DontPayToStay Campaign – how one urology trainee led a successful campaign to eliminate charges for non-resident on call accommodation across England

The 2016 terms and conditions of service (junior doctor contract) introduced the following clause: 11. Where a doctor is rostered to work on a non-resident on-call working pattern and the doctor elects voluntarily, subject to the availability of accommodation, to...

Pushing the boundaries of urological research with trainee-led collaboration in the BURST Research Collaborative

Background: the concept of trainee-led research Over the past five years a novel and exciting collaborative approach to delivering research has been developed in the UK. Trainee-led regional and national research networks have been introduced, with the greatest success seen...