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The Urology Service has beeen accredited by the National Commission of Medical Specialties for the training of specialists, first as the Professional School of Urology and, since 1980, within the MIR (Resident Internal Medicine) program. The training of specialists in Urology via MIR began at the Hospital Clínic in 1980 (a single one-year position during the first years and two positions from 1992 until today), the year the Hospital became part of the National Specialist Training System.
All staff members contribute and intervene directly in the training of residents. The Hospital has a Teaching Committee that coordinates and guides the Service and also tries to solve issues related to the training of residents. In each institute there is a teaching coordinator and in each Service one or more resident tutors, who are under the Teaching Committee, which is in charge of organizing the teaching in each of the Services.
The Service welcomes residents in the Specialty of:
The Urology residency is a five-year program, in which residents follow the assigned rotation plan from the beginning of their residency. During the first year, they rotate through different services and units of the Hospital and it is not until their second year of residence that they are added to the daily routine of their specialty.
Over the last 15 years, clinical and scientific sessions have been instituted and regularized to ensure the proper training of residents. Topics include clinical and research urology. The resident not only attends the planned sessions, but is personally responsible for them.
The Urology Service is part of the Department of Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona. It has a teaching staff (one professor and six associate professors) to teach both undergraduate and postgraduate university education. Urology residents also collaborate in the practical training of undergraduate students in rotation by the Service (three groups for each academic year), which constitutes a degree of responsibility and tutelage that allows them to take their first steps in teaching.
Continuing educationContinuing education
With regard to continuing education for both specialists and residents, the Service organizes various refresher courses throughout the year covering surgical treatment and other areas of interest to professionals in various disciplines.