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Educational program in onco-urology for young urologists: What are their needs?

Abstract : Purpose The emergence of new communication media such as digital contents are progressively replacing more traditional medias in the field of educational programs. Our purpose was to assess urologist in training aspirations regarding urological education. Methods Members of a national urologist in training association were sent an anonymous online questionnaire regarding their medical formation in the field of urology. Responders interest for urological sub-specialty or education support (new tools and traditional support) were evaluated through a 5-point Likert scale. Results Overall, 109 young urologists (26%) responded to the survey. Most of the respondents worked during their training in an academic hospital (n = 89, 82%). The three favorite tools for training chosen by the responders were: videos, workshop or masterclass, and podcasts (responders very interested were respectively n = 64 (58.7%), n = 50 (45.9%), and n = 49 (45%)). E-mail newsletters were reported as the less useful educational tool by participants (n = 38, 34.9%). Participants were very interested in improving their surgical skills and their radiological knowledge. Responders who were the most attracted by PCa were much more looking to improve their systemic treatment and radiological knowledges. Conclusions Urologic-oncology was a priority regarding education for urologists in training. A majority of participants expressed a lack in their surgical education, revealing a reduced OR access and underlining utilization of new tools such as simulation. New digital contents such as social media or podcast achieved high interest for the participants, instead of more traditional media. There is a need that educational content evolve and uses new digital media.
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U. Pinar, L. Freton, B. Gondran-Tellier, M. Vallée, I. Dominique, et al.. Educational program in onco-urology for young urologists: What are their needs?. Progrès en Urologie, Elsevier Masson, 2021, ⟨10.1016/j.purol.2021.04.006⟩. ⟨hal-03268868⟩