Urology Training even after COVID Time
is a timely article as to how to pursue Urological Teaching and Training during
this era of COVID19.
of the centres involved in Urology Training are indeed suffering because of
various factors mentioned in this article.
Efforts put in by USI-ISU will have to be lauded in their efforts to keep
Urology Learning afloat during this trying time. They have with considerable
difficulty brought out several well meaning programmes to sustain Urological
education for the benefit of all. These programmes have aimed at every section
of Urologists, be it be consultants at various levels or for trainees. Many
Pharmaceutical Companies along with Corporate Sectors are conducting Programmes
apart from their help rendered to USI and ISU. But the questions that arise are
whether we are overdosing ourselves. Many of the trainees and Urologists appear
to be getting a bit tired as well in trying to attend these proliferations of such
Exercises however good it may be.
collective exercises do not help our trainees unless we develop local (institutional)
training which is one on one. I am sure many of the institutions have begun
this though the volume of teaching and training materials have come down. There
are centres with the inputs of traineeâ€™s too large (thanks to MCI) where the
numbers of trainees are too large for comfort. With paucity of clinical
materials during this time, it is probably necessary to consider centres
grouping themselves and pursue clinical teaching among the group by organizing
programmes among them by the web conferencing platforms that we have now. This
will enable trainees to be exposed better.
this Pandemic and probably later also, it is likely that the Exit Exams will be
conducted online and such exercises within the group will help the trainees
better prepared to the nuances of online exam.
I find that our teacher population has mushroomed and every programme there is
teachers who are contributing to the efforts by contributing. It is really a
wonder where they were before such programmes commenced. My plea is that such
teachers who have surfaced to continue in teaching even after this pandemic is
over and when they find themselves immersed in work. Collectively the training
of the next generation can be made more fruitful. Unfortunately in India, the
teaching responsibility is solely the work of the faculty in teaching centres
but this pandemic has proven many of us wrong. The quality of teaching among
those not attached to training centres are to be considered when fashioning
programmes and by that all benefit
also posting the article for those who may not be able to open the link.
sure this article and my brief soliloquy will open the Pandoraâ€™s Box as to our
way of training our next generation to become better Urologists than the
and teaching are continuous processes and there is no end for this.