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The Urology Syllabus for Undergraduates

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 10-15% of GP visits, and almost 25% of surgery referrals to hospital, involve patients with urological problems.

Surveys of newly-qualified doctors show that the 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. urethral catheterisation) is often lacking, and many newly-qualified doctors are not confident in managing basic, urological problems.

As a direct result of these findings, BAUS has published an Undergraduate Syllabus for Urology to help define a core of urological knowledge which medical students need:

Download the syllabus