Medical Students' Section
Regardless of career intentions, we know that junior doctors will meet patients with urological problems on the wards, in the emergency department and in primary care. At least 5-10% of GP visits, and almost 25% of acute general surgery referrals to hospital, involve patients with urological problems.
Surveys of newly-qualified doctors show that current undergraduate teaching in urology is insufficient to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to function safely as a Foundation Doctor. Experience in core practical skills (e.g. catheterisation) is lacking, and many newly-qualified doctors are not confident in managing basic, urological problems.
Student newsletters from the BAUS Undergraduate Educational Lead (currently, Mr Toby Page, Consultant Urological Surgeon at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne) can be downloaded using the links below:
Nov 2016 | July 2016
BAUS, under the chairmanship of Mr Ian Pearce, Consultant Urological Surgeon in Manchester, has
produced a medical student syllabus for urology. Download the Undergraduate Syllabus for Urology