- The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted postgraduate Urology training. In this letter, I share my motivations to pursue fellowship training, and share the serendipitous opportunities I received to contribute to my host country and fellow countrymen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant disruptions in undergraduate and postgraduate Urology education and training. In this letter, we examine the wide-ranging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Urology Residency Match in Singapore, and share strategies to proactively mitigate these consequences.
- The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Residency training worldwide in an unprecedented fashion.1-3 Residency Programs have been abruptly asked to respond in innovative and dynamic ways in the face of the pandemic.4 We share important lessons and insights about the impact on a Urology Residency Program in an Academic Medical Center in Singapore. We focus our discussion around the Academic, Administrative, Professional, and Personal Developmental aspects of Residency training.
- To the Editor: Guidelines on deferring surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic have been based primarily on disease urgency, without addressing resource allocation specifically.1-5 We highlight resource stewardship issues, and share an easily administered and highly adaptable tool for surgical prioritization depending on surgical acuity and resource utilization, 2 key determinants of resource allocation in a pandemic.
- The COVID-19 pandemic has spread rapidly across the globe, with the World Health Organisation declaring it a global health emergency on January 30, 2020.1 As one of the countries earliest affected, Singapore reported its first imported case on 23 January. In the following 2 weeks, Singapore had the highest number of confirmed cases worldwide outside of China, with its national Disease Outbreak alert level raised in response to evidence of worsening local transmission.