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George Araklitis, Georgina Baines, Ashish Pradhan, Karen Guerrero, Linda Cardozo
Keywords : Advanced training skills module, Education, Observational study, Subspecialty, Training, Urogynecology
Citation Information : Araklitis G, Baines G, Pradhan A, Guerrero K, Cardozo L. Impact of COVID on Training in Urogynecology in the United Kingdom. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2023; 57 (1):15-18.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 10-04-2023
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).
Aim: To assess how training has been impacted in urogynecology by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Materials and methods: Questionnaire sent to trainees doing urogynecology advanced training skills module (ATSM) and subspecialty trainers in the United Kingdom. Results: Around 83% of doctors felt their training had been negatively impacted by the pandemic, with a reduction in operating time being the significant factor. There has also been a reduction in other clinical activities as well as educational courses. Trainees anticipated an extension to their training. Similar findings were confirmed by trainers, where 73% felt their trainee needed at least 6 months of training extension. Conclusions : The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the training of future consultants. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), alongside Health Education England (HEE), has tried to find ways to help with this problem. Training in the future will need to adjust and change with the use of technology and other novel ideas. Clinical significance: Training in the future will need to adjust and change with the use of technology and other novel ideas.