Chicago Urological Society
One year older than the American Urological Association, this monthly meeting held from November to April every year is one of the most active educational venues in urology today. The Chicago Urological Society consists of over 200 practicing urologists in the tri-state area and faculty at all of the academic programs. Academic faculty from all programs give didactic lectures throughout the afternoon followed by direct interaction with residents and academic faculty from all urology residency training programs in Chicago. After dinner, an invited national thought leader in urology gives a lecture on a topic chosen by the participants to be of high educational value. Once a year the residents involved in research in the Chicago urology training programs compete in the Charles Huggins Resident Essay Competition .
National Urology Resident Preceptorship Program (NURPP – Cleveland Clinic)
The Cleveland Clinic received an NIH grant to support this scientific conference. The program’s emphasis is female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPM & RS). The format of the meeting includes live surgery, didactic lectures and discussion of research and career opportunities in FPM & RS. The program is held for 3 ½ days. The core competency of Medical Knowledge is directly addressed by the structure of this conference.
National Urology Resident Preceptorship (NURP – Cleveland Clinic)
This didactic program’s emphasis is adult and pediatric reconstructive and prosthetic urologic surgery, and is held for two days at the Glickman Urological Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. The core competency of Medical Knowledge is directly addressed by the structure of this conference.
Basic Science Conference
This week-long conference held at the University of Virginia provides a review of basic science knowledge applicable to urology in the development of treatment methods. It provides an opportunity to compare newly published findings and their impact on medical practice and patient care. Both PG4 residents (URO2) attend this conference. The core competency of Medical Knowledge is directly addressed by the structure of this conference.
Specialty Review in Urology Course
This week-long conference is designed to prepare residents for Part 1 of the American Board of Urology examination. The core competency of Medical Knowledge is directly addressed by the structure of this conference.