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BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting 2023

Day 1 Highlights by: Omer Abdalla, Urology ST6 - Wirral University Teaching Hospitals, Mersey BSoT Trainee's rep (@Omer_Uro1). BAUS 2023 began last night with a wonderful welcome reception at the Birmingham Library, where urologists from throughout the UK met again,...

The Management of Small Renal Masses

I enjoyed reading this book and was surprised at how much practically useful information was contained within such a slim volume. The 171-page volume was easy to read in its entirety in a short space of time. It’s small enough...

Challenging Cases in Urological Surgery: Cases With Expert Commentary (Challenging Concepts)

The authors’ intention with this book is to provide a consensus on a number of common, challenging and controversial topics in urology, which are examined from a multidisciplinary approach with insights from expert opinion and current evidence. Challenging Cases in...

The Lester Eshleman Urology Workshop (Tanzania): a trainee’s perspective

For many trainees a period abroad is increasingly an essential supplement to higher surgical training in the UK. However, for many, because of family responsibilities or financial imperatives, this is not always a viable option. There are however alternatives. Here...

Changing concepts in endourological training – SIMULATE trial

Skill acquisition for endourological procedures is markedly different from traditional open surgical procedures, questioning the applicability of the presently used apprenticeship model. The lack of a universal simulation training curriculum has hampered its adoption into mainstream urological training. This study...

Challenges in urology during and after the COVID-19 pandemic: a trainee perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected urological practice in many ways and at all levels. Social media has been set alight with the hashtag #NoTrainingTodayNoSurgeonsTomorrow highlighting the undesired consequences of the reduction in training opportunities. The impact has been considered by...

BJUI Knowledge

BJUI Knowledge is an online educational platform for urologists. It enables e-learning and provides a record of continuing professional development (CPD). Access to the portal for e-learning and CPD is available online through the website (link below) or an accompanying...

An MA in medical education – is it for you?

I have recently completed a three-year MA in medical education at the University of Winchester, which has been an edifying experience. The following article may appeal to readers who are considering such a venture. I have been a consultant for...

JCST, GMC, HEE and SACs: how this alphabet soup translates into a seven-year urology training programme

As many trainees will know, and I count myself among them, there are a plethora of organisations involved in our training. Most of us will be familiar with our deaneries, the haven we return to once a month for our...

A ‘survival guide’ to an ST3 year in urology

Following success in national selection, it soon dawns on the successful candidate that entry into higher surgical training (HST) requires more than a little clinical knowledge. The role requires administrative and organisational skills not hitherto called upon. This additional skill...

Treating Urothelial Bladder Cancer

This is a short book comprising 129 pages of text which I read in one afternoon. It provides a useful update on one of the most common malignancies encountered by urologists worldwide, which experienced urologists and trainees alike would benefit...

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...