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Easily accessible, up-to-date and standardized training model in Urology: E-Learning Residency training program (ERTP).
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  • Volkan Sen,
  • Huseyin Eren,
  • Ilke Onur Kazaz,
  • Yunus Emre Goger,
  • Volkan Izol,
  • Huseyin Tarhan,
  • Burak Argun,
  • Cem Akbal,
  • N. Aydin Mungan,
  • Ahmet Adil Esen
Volkan Sen
Manisa State Hospital
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Huseyin Eren
Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan University
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Ilke Onur Kazaz
Karadeniz Teknik Universitesi Tip Fakultesi
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Yunus Emre Goger
Necmettin Erbakan Universitesi Meram Tip Fakultesi Hastanesi
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Volkan Izol
Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine
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Huseyin Tarhan
Mugla Sitki Kocman Universitesi
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Burak Argun
Acibadem Universitesi Tip Fakultesi
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Cem Akbal
Acibadem Universitesi Tip Fakultesi
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N. Aydin Mungan
Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit Universitesi
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Ahmet Adil Esen
Dokuz Eylul Universitesi
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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.

Peer review status:Published

10 Jul 2020Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
15 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
15 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
23 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
30 Jul 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
16 Aug 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
18 Aug 2020Published in International Journal of Clinical Practice. 10.1111/ijcp.13683