Resident’s Corner

Steven C. Campbell, MD, PhD
Program Director, Department of Urology
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Knowledge base is becoming a neglected competency for many trainees due to a natural affinity for surgical skills acquisition, increased priority of other core competencies, and emphasis on academic contributions. Duty hour regulations have limited the number of educational conferences and a variety of stressors have restricted the number of patients that trainees routinely encounter in the clinics and emergency room. Informational overload also contributes, and today’s trainees are much more interested in electronic platforms for learning, preferably ones that can be accessed in a flexible manner.

To address these concerns we have developed a Case Based Urology Learning Program, derived from contributions from sub-specialists in each branch of our field. Each case is designed to emphasize the basic principles of the disease process and the fundamentals of patient evaluation and management. Jonathan Ross serves as Associate Editor for this project, and our colleagues at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and University Hospitals Case Medical Center are also contributing to this effort.

The PPT slides of cases are constructed using the Socratic Method, sequentially asking questions about the relevant history, physical examination findings, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, and evaluation/management, thereby recapitulating the patient encounter. Trainees are encouraged to challenge themselves, but even with this each case can be reviewed in 10-15 minutes in this manner, and the selected reading can be utilized to further enhance the learning experience.

This electronic learning program has great potential to enhance knowledge base and should prove to be a valuable resource for trainees moving forward with their careers. Each month we will provide access to one or two new cases. Please provide any feedback to g[email protected]

Case 23
From Jonathan H. Ross, MD, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals

Case 22
From Steven C. Campbell, MD, PhD, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 21
From Steven C. Campbell, MD, PhD, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 20
From Steven C. Campbell, MD, PhD, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 19
From Steven C. Campbell, MD, PhD, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 18
From Michael C. Gong, MD, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

Case 17
From Edmund Y. Ko, MD and Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr., MD, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 16
From Edmund Y. Ko, MD and Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr., MD, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 15
From Steven C. Campbell, MD, PhD, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 14
From Jonathan H. Ross, MD, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals

Case 13
From Eric A. Klein, MD, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 12
From Eric A. Klein, MD, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 11
From Edmund Y. Ko, MD and Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr., MD, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 10
From David A. Goldfarb, MD, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 9
From Steven C. Campbell, MD, PhD, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 8
From Steven C. Campbell, MD, PhD, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 7
From Jonathan H. Ross, MD, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals

Case 6
From Anil Thomas, MD and Steven C. Campbell, MD, PhD, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 5
From Jonathan H. Ross, MD, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals

Case 4
From Steven C. Campbell, MD, PhD, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 3
From Jonathan H. Ross, MD, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals

Case 2
From Steven C. Campbell, MD PhD, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Case 1
From Drogo K. Montague, MD, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Grand Rounds

The Urology Grand Rounds follow the format of Grand Rounds at most hospitals throughout the world where an interesting case is presented, most often with radiologic, surgical and pathologic findings, followed by a discussion. This feature is solicited by the Editor, but if you have an interesting case to propose, please email the editorial office at [email protected].

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