Easily accessible, up-to-date and standardised training model in Urology: E-Learning Residency training programme (ERTP)

Sen V., EREN H., KAZAZ İ. O., GÖGER Y. E., İZOL V., TARHAN H., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.75, no.3, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ijcp.13683
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, MEDLINE
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives There is no standardised and up-to-date education model for urology residents in our country. We aimed to describe our National E-learning education model for urology residents. Methodology The ERTP working group; consisting of urologists was established by the Society of Urological Surgery to create E-learning model and curriculum in April 2018. Learning objectives were set up in order to determine and standardise the contents of the presentations. In accordance with the Bloom Taxonomy, 834 learning objectives were created for a total of 90 lectures (18 lectures for each PGY year). Totally 90 videos were shot by specialised instructors and webcasts were prepared. Webcasts were posted at uropedia.com.tr, which is the web library of the Society of Urological Surgery. The satisfaction of residents and instructors was evaluated with feedbacks. An assessment of knowledge was measured with the multiple-choice exam. Results A total of 43 centres and 250 urology residents were included in ERTP during the academic year 2018/2019. There were 93/55/43/34/25 urology residents at 1st/2nd/3rd/4th and 5th year of residency, respectively. Majority of the residents (99.1%) completed the ERTP. The overall satisfaction rate of residents and instructors were 4.29 and 4.67 (min: 1 so bad, max: 5 so good). An assessment exam was performed to urology residents at the end of the ERTP and the mean score was calculated as 57.99 points (min: 20, max: 82). Conclusion As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the educational programmes had to move online platforms. We used this reliable and easily accessible e-learning platform for the standardisation of training in urology on national basis. We aim to share this model with international residency training programmes.