Urology boot camp for medical students: Improving the knowledge and skills of tomorrow's doctors
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Urology boot camp for medical students: Improving the knowledge and skills of tomorrow's doctors

Ellis R1, Ellerington C1, Henry M1
1Royal Derby Hospital, United Kingdom

Introduction:
Almost all doctors will encounter patients with urological pathology during their careers. Despite this, exposure to urology as a student is limited, resulting in junior doctors often feeling underprepared for dealing with urological problems. We therefore established a one-day urology teaching course which covered the entire BAUS curriculum.

Method:
Graduates of a large teaching hospital undertook a survey regarding their practical skills and knowledge in urology (n=20). This was compared to students that underwent the boot camp and completed the same survey (n=23).

Results:
Of the graduates, 40% felt that they knew most of the curriculum and 0% knew the entire curriculum. In the post-boot camp student cohort this increased to 78% and 9% respectively. 40% felt 'mostly prepared' for final examinations, which increased to 70%. 35% felt that their knowledge was 'good', increasing to 48% with a further 13% feeling it was 'excellent'. 0% were 'very confident' in examination skills, which increased to 22%, an additional 48% felt 'moderately confident'. In addition, 30% of students felt that the boot camp helped to prepare them for medical finals, a further 70% agreed and felt that as a result they were better prepared for being a doctor. All course candidates felt that the course increased their knowledge and skills in Urology.

Conclusion:
This urology boot camp improves medical students' skills and knowledge, better preparing them for medical school examinations and foundation years. We feel that this course would benefit all medical students, providing comprehensive and standardised undergraduate training in Urology.
Urology boot camp for medical students: Improving the knowledge and skills of tomorrow's doctors

Ellis R1, Ellerington C1, Henry M1
1Royal Derby Hospital, United Kingdom

Introduction:
Almost all doctors will encounter patients with urological pathology during their careers. Despite this, exposure to urology as a student is limited, resulting in junior doctors often feeling underprepared for dealing with urological problems. We therefore established a one-day urology teaching course which covered the entire BAUS curriculum.

Method:
Graduates of a large teaching hospital undertook a survey regarding their practical skills and knowledge in urology (n=20). This was compared to students that underwent the boot camp and completed the same survey (n=23).

Results:
Of the graduates, 40% felt that they knew most of the curriculum and 0% knew the entire curriculum. In the post-boot camp student cohort this increased to 78% and 9% respectively. 40% felt 'mostly prepared' for final examinations, which increased to 70%. 35% felt that their knowledge was 'good', increasing to 48% with a further 13% feeling it was 'excellent'. 0% were 'very confident' in examination skills, which increased to 22%, an additional 48% felt 'moderately confident'. In addition, 30% of students felt that the boot camp helped to prepare them for medical finals, a further 70% agreed and felt that as a result they were better prepared for being a doctor. All course candidates felt that the course increased their knowledge and skills in Urology.

Conclusion:
This urology boot camp improves medical students' skills and knowledge, better preparing them for medical school examinations and foundation years. We feel that this course would benefit all medical students, providing comprehensive and standardised undergraduate training in Urology.
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