An overview of British urological postgraduate teaching.

David Innes Williams


The author explains that Surgery, and Urology in particular, began as crafts. He shows how they were and, to some degree still are, disciplines taught by masters to their apprentices; but today’s urologist can no longer be entirely a lone figure or simply a master craftsman. The British system is used by the author as a point of reference for discussing training experience, course teaching, examination and assessment, and research opportunities, which make up the postgraduate process. The author discusses the general requisites for specialization which constitute the common stem of medical postgraduate training in Great Britain. Details on the theoretical program and the training of Urologists, directed by a special supervisory body, are given.

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