Education and training of an academic urologic surgeon

Farhat Abbas

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This chapter describes the training systems in USA, UK and Pakistan; paradigm shifts in medical education, competency based education, assessment; and the impact of the proposed health reforms suggested by the Lancet Commission.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrolithiasis
Subtitle of host publicationBasic Science and Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781447143871
ISBN (Print)9781447143833
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Certification
  • Competency-based curricula
  • Continuing medical education (CME)
  • Continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Endoscopy
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Postgraduate medical education (PGME)
  • Proposed reforms
  • Self-directed learning
  • Urology


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