Urology Essay

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Background: Urology is a surgical specialty which deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. There is anecdotal evidence that medical students not well known with Urology specialty comparing with other specialties like general surgery, internal medicine etc. Based on several factors including: students awareness, overcrowded curriculum, traditional medical education system, and busy hospital rotations in clinical years and internship are associated with poor level of knowledge in Urology specialty field².
Aims: The aim of this study is to evaluating the effect of including the new urology curriculum on the knowledge, perception and attitude of our medical students in senior years in several medical
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Based on several factors including: students awareness, overcrowded curriculum, traditional medical education system, and busy hospital rotations in clinical years and internship are associated with poor level og knowledge in Urology specialty field².

In an initiative to standardize the urology curriculum by American Urological Association (AUA) a cross sectional survey was distributed to stakeholders, which included residency program directors from different medical disciplines as well as graduating medical students. Based on this study, an essential, evidence-based urology curriculum for all medical students was developed by the AUA and it is now available to all students³.

In 2013, Binsaleh et al published an article showiing that the knowledge of medical school graduates toward urology specialty is insufficient⁴. The limitation of this study was inclusion of one medical school only.

In our study we aim at including several medical colleges from all over kingdom evaluating the effect of including the new urology curriculum on the knowlegde, perception and attitude of our medical students in senior years. Moreover, to assess the inhibiting factors affecting their selection in enrollment in postgraduate training program in

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