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Urology teaching in UK medical schools: does it prepare doctors adequately?

Exposure to urology is essential for medical undergraduates to prepare them with the competencies required to manage basic urological conditions and to generate interest in the specialty. However, despite the existence of national curricula, the lack of urological exposure and falling competition ratios indicate a need for an evaluation of urological teaching in medical schools.

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British Urology Researchers in Surgical Training (BURST) acknowledges financial support from The British Association of Urological Surgeons, the British Journal of Urology International Trustees, the Rosetrees Trust, The Urology Foundation, Action Bladder Cancer UK, Dominvs Group, UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Units Network, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, The Institute of Cancer Research, the National Institute for Health Research, the North Wales and North West Urological Research Centre, Prostate Cancer UK, the University of Sheffield, University College London and the University of Birmingham. None of these organizations had a role in the decision to carry out this work, content of this work or decision to publish. V.K. is an academic clinical lecturer funded by the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NHS, NIHR or the Department of Health. The authors thank W. Cambridge, K. Jayaraajan, C. Lam, M. Matthews, K. Clement, M. Kulkarni and S. Khadhouri, who are part of the LEARN study team.

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Ng, A., Light, A., Chan, V.WS. et al. Urology teaching in UK medical schools: does it prepare doctors adequately?. Nat Rev Urol 17, 651–652 (2020).

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