Current status of urology surgical training in Europe: an ESRU–ESU–ESUT collaborative study

Diego M. Carrion, Moises E. Rodriguez-Socarrás, Guglielmo Mantica, Francesco Esperto, Angelika Cebulla, Diederick Duijvesz, Giulio Patruno, Juan L. Vásquez, Domenico Veneziano, Jesús Díez-Sebastian, Ali S. Gozen, Joan Palou, Juan Gómez Rivas

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    © 2019, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature. Purpose: To determine the current status of surgical training amongst European Urology Residents, including their satisfaction with training and their confidence in performing procedures. Methods: A 23-item survey was distributed to the 15th European Urology Residents Education Programme (EUREP) 2017 participants. An analysis of demographics, workload, training resources, surgical exposure, surgical caseload, satisfaction and confidence in performing each procedure was performed. Results: A total of 152/350 participants completed the survey (response rate 43%), of which 14% think they perform enough surgeries during their training, and 83% would like to continue training with a fellowship. Confidence in performing procedures without supervision and satisfaction with training was associated with higher surgical caseloads. Confidence in all laparoscopic/robotic procedures (except for laparoscopic/robotic partial nephrectomy) was associated with laparoscopic and robotics training, participation in practical courses and having training resources in hospitals. Satisfaction with surgical training was statistically associated with working ≤ 50 h per week, laparoscopic training and having laparoscopic training boxes. Conclusions: Surgical exposure of European Urology residents for major/minimally invasive procedures, confidence in performing these procedures, and overall satisfaction with training is low. A higher volume of cases, as well as resources for training are associated with higher individual confidence and satisfaction with training.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalWorld Journal of Urology
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


    • Confidence
    • Education
    • Europe
    • Residency
    • Satisfaction
    • Simulation
    • Surgical training
    • Urology


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