A new item has been added to the shopping cart


Tell to a friend

Your Name:
E-mail of your friend:
Captcha CAPTCHA code
Enter the text in the image above


Already a subscriber? Log in now for online Access.


Artículo Tomo 71, Número. 1, Ene/Feb 2018

Archivos Españoles de Urología

Training program in endourological surgery. Future perspectives.

Authors: Federico Soria, Felipe Villacampa, Álvaro Serrano, Jesús Moreno, Jorge Rioja y Francisco Miguel Sánchez.

Arch. Esp. Urol. 2018; 71 (1): 89-96

Vol. 71, Number. 1, Jan/Feb 2018

Current training in urological endoscopy lacks a specific training program. However, there is a clear need for a specific and uniform program, which will ensure the training, regardless of the unit where it is carried out. So, the goal is to first evaluate the current model and then bring improvements for update.

The hospital training accreditation programme are only the adjustment of the official program of the urology specialty to the specific circumstances of each center, which causes variability in training of residents. After reviewing 19 training programs belonging to 12 Spanish regions. The current outlook shows that scarcely 10% of hospitals quantify the number of procedures/ year, although the Spanish program emphasizes that the achievement of the residents should be quantified. Urology residents, sense their training as inadequate and therefore their level of satisfaction is moderate.

The three main problems detected by residents as an obstacle on their training are: the lack of supervision, tutors completing their own learning. Finally, the lack of quantification in surgical activities is described as a threat. This has no easy solution, since the learning curve of the most common techniques in endourology is not correctly established. Regarding aspects that can improve the current model, they highlight the need to design a specific program. The need to customize the training, the ineludible accreditation of tutors and obviously dignify the tutor´s teaching activity. Another basic aspect is the inclusion of new technologies as training tools, e-learning. As well as the implementation of an adequate competency assessment plan and the possibility of relying on simulation systems. Finally, they highlight the need to attend monographic meetings and external clinic rotations to promote critical training.


Only subscribers

Copyright © 2015 | Valid support N°12/08-W-CM | ISSN-ONLINE: 1576-8260 |