Urology is a rapidly evolving and innovative surgical specialty. As a result, it can be difficult to keep abreast of all the changes in diagnostics, pharmacotherapy and surgical techniques that are taking place. The sections below are designed to keep your urological knowledge up-to-date.
Students for Urology website
BAUS is very aware of the need to kindle enthusiasm about urology amongst students and young doctors, particularly at a time when so few students have any meaningful clinical exposure to our specialty. To address this, Mr Herman Fernando, Consultant Urological Surgeon at University Hospital of the North Midlands has created this website for students.
Toby Page, Consultant Urological Surgeon and Educational Lead for Medical Students says:
“ ... I fully endorse and support this excellent website for medical students and doctors who are interested in a career in urology. It is run by medical students offering a range of educational links and resources that are specifically aimed at this cohort. Over time, part of it will become a repository that medical students can use to record their elective placements and student-selected study components, allowing others to benefit from previous experiences and to promote urology.
"As the medical student curriculum increases and covers all specialties, having a website that is free-to-access, containing up-to-date and useful links to help gain urology knowledge can only be a positive and worthwhile asset to those interested in a career in the specialty.
"I look forward to seeing the website develop and flourish ... "
Click here for the Students for Urology website
Urology Resource is a YouTube channel, created and managed by Mr Hari Ratan, Consultant Urological Surgeon in Nottingham, to provide free, high-quality, educational material to medical students that allows you to keep abreast of urological innovation.
Some of the published resources are also suitable for core surgical trainees studying for the MRCS exam, as well as for higher surgical trainees in urology preparing for the FRCS Urol exam.
You can download any of the individual resources, and distribute them freely on social media; you are also encouraged to contribute your own material to the website.
Click here for the Urology Resource channel
You can use your smartphone or tablet to gain access to teaching material on urology topics.
Simply download any of the educational apps listed and described here, from your preferred App Store. The link page also provides access to a more comprehensive list if urology apps for both medical students and postgraduates.
Please email the website editor if you have any other apps that you think should be included in this list.
Click here for the list of urology apps