Discussion| Volume 142, P54, August 2020


  • Bradley C Gill
    Address correspondence to: Bradley C Gill Department of Urology, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195.
    Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Education Institute, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
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      Wingate et al. studied urology resident surgical volumes, as assessed by case logs, within the past decade. As expected, case numbers in certain domains have changed with practice patterns and the adoption of new technologies, especially in laparoscopic/robotic surgery and endourology/stone disease. However, the overall number of cases completed by residents has not changed over time, despite increases in the number of residency programs (+5) and number of residents (+50) across the country. It is not surprising a larger resident compliment did not decrease resident's case numbers, as urology volumes are high in many regions with a growing need to care for the aging population.
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