Objectives To report the findings of a questionnaire survey among consultant urologists in the United Kingdom (UK) designed to examine their personal experience of research and their opinion of its contribution in urological training.
Methods A questionnaire was sent to 2 () 5 consultant urologists in the UK and 154 (75%,) replied.
Their replies were examined to ascertain the time spent in research, the production of publications, presentations and in gaining a higher university degree.
Subsequent research activity was also related to the achievement of these endpoints.
Results Among the 154 consultant urologists who replied, 130 (84%) had undertaken research during their training, for a period varying from 6 months to more than 2 years.
Among the 130. 99 (76%) considered this to have been well spent ; 76 (58%) obtained a higher degree, 86 (66%) achieved at least three publications in peer-reviewed journals and 90 (69%) had given at least five presentations to learned societies.
Inadequate supervision in particular was cited as contributing to underachievement and motivation was also considered important to success.
Conclusions The contribution of research in urological training has been assessed traditionally by the presentation of a thesis to a university for a higher degree, but alternative methods of assessment should perhaps be sought for those wishing to spend less than 18 months in research.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil urinaire, Homme, Formation professionnelle, Urologie, Médecin, Recherche scientifique, Royaume Uni, Europe, Expérience professionnelle, Questionnaire, Evaluation, Education
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Urinary system, Human, Occupational training, Urology, Physician, Scientific research, United Kingdom, Europe, Professional experience, Questionnaire, Evaluation, Education
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0119196
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 22/06/1998.