Easily accessible, up-to-date and standardized training model in
Urology: E-Learning Residency training program (ERTP).
Objectives: There is no standardized 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 Society of
Urological Surgery to create E-learning model and curriculum at April
2018. Learning objectives were set up in order to determine and
standardize 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 shoot
by specialized instructors and webcasts were prepared. Webcasts were
posted at uropedia.com.tr, which is the web library of Society of
Urological Surgery. Satisfaction of residents and instructors was
evaluated with feedbacks. An assessment of knowledge was measured with
multiple-choice exam. Results: A total of 43 centers and 250 urology
residents were included in ERTP during the academic year 2018/2019.
There were 93/38/43/34/25 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: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the educational
programs had to move online platforms. We used this reliable and easily
accessible e-learning platform for standardization of training in
urology on national basis. We aim to share this model with international
residency training programs.