Urology-Training & Practice

Use of social media in urology: Data from the American Urological Association - Abstract

Objective: The use of social media in medicine has greatly expanded in recent years The objective of this study was to characterize the use of social media among members of the American Urological Association (AUA).

Infusion therapy and implantables for the urologist - Abstract

The specialty of urology has historically adapted to the changing health care environment.

Audience response system: A new learning tool for urologic conferences - Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Audience response systems (ARS) have not been used to gauge knowledge transfer and retention in the setting of large medical conferences.

Recent trends in the urology workforce in the United States - Abstract


The present study examines the current status of urology physician manpower in the United States, in the context of trends in the demographics, geographic distribution, and practice make-up of urologists.

Pediatric urology fellowship training: Are we teaching what they need to learn? "Beyond the Abstract," by Kristina D. Suson, MD

BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - While updating their pediatric urology fellowship curriculum, Wang, et al. decided who best to characterize what works than recent graduates?

Abbreviated mindfulness intervention for job satisfaction, quality of life, and compassion in primary care clinicians: A pilot study - Abstract

Purpose: Burnout, attrition, and low work satisfaction of primary care physicians are growing concerns and can have a negative influence on health care.

A manpower calculus: The implications of SUO fellowship expansion on oncologic surgeon case volumes - Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO)-accredited fellowship programs have undergone substantial expansion.

Institutional Review Board approval and innovation in urology: Current practice and safety issues - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively review recent publications describing novel procedures/techniques, and describe the Institutional Review Board (IRB)/ethics approval process and potential ethical dilemmas in their reporting.

Urologists have infrastructure to serve as medical homes for patients with certain cancers

ANN ARBOR, MI USA (Press Release) - July 8, 2013 - Primary care practices have traditionally been thought of as being the most logical “medical home” capable of managing and coordinating care for patients with chronic conditions.

Occupational hazard: Radiation exposure for the urologist--Developing a reference standard - Abstract

INTRODUCTION: To date, there is a paucity of literature offering practicing urologists a reference for the amount of radiation exposure received while surgically managing urolithiasis.

Factors predicting publication of sexual medicine abstracts presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association - Abstract

INTRODUCTION: At sexual medicine meetings throughout the world, hundreds of scientific abstracts are presented each year.

UroToday introduces a state-of-the art online portal on intermittent urinary catheters, encompassing design, techniques for use, and best practices

BERKELEY, CA USA (Press Release) (PRWEB) - April 24, 2013 -

UroToday inaugurates their second of three comprehensive collaborations on the use of urinary catheters. The latest area, launching this week, is about intermittent catheterization (IC)

Challenges facing academic urology training programs: An impending crisis - Abstract

Objective: To determine the most pressing issues facing academic urology training centers. The supply of urologists per capita in the United States continues to decrease. Stricter resident requirements, restriction of resident duty hours, and a Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding cap on resident education has led to significant challenges for academic centers.

Methods: A 32-question survey was sent to Society of University Urologists members. Respondents defined themselves as academic faculty tenure track, program director, academic chair, program director and academic chair, clinical faculty nontenure track, and community faculty member.

Results: A total of 143 of 446 members(32%) responded. A lack of funding was indicated as an obstacle to adding new residency positions (65% respondents) and recruiting new faculty (60% respondents). Residency positions not funded by GME (40% respondents) required either clinical or hospital dollars to support these slots. Most respondents (51%) indicated resident research rotations are funded with clinical dollars. Surgical skills laboratories are commonly used (85% respondents) and are supported mostly with hospital or clinical dollars. The majority of respondents (84%) indicated they would expand simulation laboratories if they had better funding. Other than urodynamics and ultrasound, urology residency training programs reported little income from ancillary dollars.

Conclusion: There is a significant workforce shortage within urology training programs. Clinical revenue and hospital funding seem to be the main financial support engines to supplement the GME funding shortage, proficiency training, and faculty salary support for teaching. The current system of GME funding for urology residency programs is not sustainable.

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Reference: Urology. 2013 Mar;81(3):475-79
doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2012.12.004




The newly graduated Canadian urologist: Over-trained and underemployed? - Abstract

INTRODUCTION: There are two prevailing perceptions among urology residents (1) fellowship training is becoming a requirement after residency, and (2) there are few job opportunities after graduation.

Urologic disease in a resource-poor country - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Understanding the role that urologic disease plays within central Haiti could lead to the development of sustainable and regionally appropriate urologic care.

The utility of e-Learning to support training for a multicentre bladder online adaptive radiotherapy trial (TROG 10.01-BOLART) - Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: An e-Learning programme appeared useful for providing training and information regarding a multi-centre image guided radiotherapy trial.

UroToday launches new prostate cancer-focused content including immunotherapy for metastatic castration-resistant patients


BERKELEY, CA USA (Press Release) - December 19, 2012 - (PRWEB) - Now in its tenth year as an online urology-medical oncology publisher, Digital Science Press, Inc. (DSP) -- UroToday.com is expanding key prostate cancer content with two new sections: immunotherapy treatment for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer; and advances in metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) treatments for urology and oncology nurses.

Career development resource: Urology - Abstract

Urology has always been seen as being on the cutting edge of technology and this has been especially prevalent in the past 10 to 15 years with a move to robotic surgery, increased use of laser technology, and stem cell research leading to organ regeneration.

The digital rectal examination: A multicenter survey of physicians' and students' perceptions and practice patterns - Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The digital rectal examination (DRE) may be underutilized.

Certificate of need programs, intensity modulated radiation therapy use and the cost of prostate cancer care - Abstract

PURPOSE: Certificate of need programs are a primary mechanism to regulate the use and cost of health care services at the state level.

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