Urology-Training & Practice

LUPGA Announces First CEO, Celeste Kirschner

Washington, D.C. – LUGPA, a national organization representing urologists practicing in independent, integrated practices, today announced their first Chief Executive Officer, Celeste Kirschner. Kirschner will begin as CEO October 19.

Residency in urology and training in kidney transplantation: Results of a national survey - Beyond the Abstract

Residents during urological training must be trained in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of medical and surgical conditions of the urinary tract and retroperitoneum in both sexes, as well as the male genital tract. The training of the urology resident is variable depending on the country in which they are trained even within the European Union.

Graphics processing unit-based bioheat simulation to facilitate rapid decision making associated with cryosurgery training - Abstract

This study focuses on the implementation of an efficient numerical technique for cryosurgery simulations on a graphics processing unit as an alternative means to accelerate runtime.

Simulation-based cryosurgery intelligent tutoring system prototype - Abstract

As a part of an ongoing effort to develop computerized training tools for cryosurgery, the current study presents a proof of concept for a computerized tool for cryosurgery tutoring.

A cross-sectional pilot study to investigate patient attitudes and perception regarding the use of real time digital recording of urological procedures for research and teaching purposes - Abstract

Little conclusive evidence exists regarding the best way to educate and evaluate skill acquisition of advanced surgical trainees, despite it being recognised as one of the most important aspects of training.

Are Canadian urology residency programs fulfilling the Royal College expectations?: A survey of graduated chief residents - Abstract

INTRODUCTION: We assess outgoing Canadian urology chief residents' well-being, their satisfaction with their surgical training, and their proficiency in surgical procedures throughout their residency program.

SUFU WM 2015 - Quality, cost, and value: How do we measure what we do? - Session Highlights

SCOTTSDALE, AZ USA (UroToday.com) - Quality measures and value have become increasingly emphasized as health care costs continue to rise each year.

SUFU WM 2015 - Subspecialty training in urology: An AUA perspective - Session Highlights

SCOTTSDALE, AZ USA (UroToday.com) - This insightful talk was presented by Dr. William Bohnert, who is president of the American Urological Association.

Using procedure codes to define radiation toxicity in administrative data: The devil is in the details - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Systematic coding systems are used to define clinically meaningful outcomes when leveraging administrative claims data for research.