Urology-Training & Practice

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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Gonzalez CM, McKenna P   Are you the author?

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.

Digital Science Press to preserve UroToday International Journal with Portico

NEW YORK, NY USA (Press Release) - December 11, 2012 - Portico is pleased to announce that Digital Science Press has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve UroToday International Journal. Through this agreement, Digital Science Press ensures that its e-journal will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students.

Certificate of need legislation and the dissemination of robotic surgery for prostate cancer - Abstract

PURPOSE: The uncertainty about the incremental benefit of robotic prostatectomy and its higher associated costs makes it an ideal target for state based certificate of need laws, which have been enacted in several states.

Hospitalization trends after prostate and bladder surgery: Implications of potential payment reforms - Abstract

PURPOSE: Hospital stays have decreased for patients undergoing surgery for urological cancer.

Commemorating the Journal of Andrology's distinguished history - Abstract

We hope you will enjoy this special commemorative section of the Journal of Andrology's final issue.

Flaws in the peer-reviewing process : A critical look at a recent paper studying the role of CCN3 in renal cell carcinoma - Abstract

A critical look at a recently published manuscript reporting the role of CCN3 in the regulation of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) biology raises several scientific concerns, and reveals flaws in the reviewing process which appear to have resulted in the dissemination of conclusions that are not supported by proper experimental procedures.

Richard L. Schilsky, MD, chosen to serve in new ASCO leadership position, Chief Medical Officer

ALEXANDRIA, VA USA (Press Release) - November 1, 2012 - Richard L. Schilsky, MD, Chief of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine and Deputy Director of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named to the newly-created position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). A former ASCO president and Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO), Dr. Schilsky is a highly respected leader in the field of clinical oncology, specializing in new drug development and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. He will begin his new position on February 28, 2013.

Prostate brachytherapy training with simulated ultrasound and fluoroscopy images - Abstract

In this paper, a novel computer-based virtual training system for prostate brachytherapy is presented.

SIU 2012 - IYUA Symposium: The importance of mentorship and role models in urology - Slide Presentation

FUKUOKA, JAPAN (UroToday) - Presented by Richard A. Santucci, MD, FACS* at the 32nd Congress of the Société Internationale d’Urologie - September 30, 2012 - October 4, 2012 - Fukuoka International Congress Center (FICC) - Fukuoka, Japan

Roles of urology as assessed by an analysis of inpatients referred to urology - Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the necessity for professional urology treatment and the roles of urology in the treatment of inpatients referred to the urology department.

Fate of abstracts presented at the annual meeting of the Korean Urological Association - Abstract

PURPOSE: The acceptance rate for journal publication of the abstracts presented at the annual Korean Urological Association (KUA) meeting, the time to publication, and the effect of abstract characteristics on the publication pattern were analyzed and compared with data for abstracts from other major urological meetings.

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