Urology

Medicine in Wales has a long tradition of Urological training which is reflected in the current training opportunities available and excellent pass rates in the FRCS (Urol) examination.

Training in South Wales is administered through the Wales Deanery with centres located along the M4 corridor. Training in North Wales is administered through the Mersey Deanery.

Programme Director: Mr Timson Appanna, Consultant Urologist, Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Specialty Manager: Mrs Elenor Williams 03300 585 005

Further information on Urology Training in Wales

Training Units No. of Trainees (ST3-ST7)
UHW, Cardiff 4
Morriston Hospital, Swansea 3
Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport 2
Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant 1
Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend 1

All units provide core urology training with subspecialty training in selective centres. The region has a strong portfolio in Oncology, Laparoscopic surgery, Endourology, female/reconstructive urology and paediatric urology. There are good multidisciplinary team meetings for cancer patients and joint oncology clinics.

Cardiff and Swansea have well-developed clinical and academic research programmes. Research posts are available in both units allowing trainees to undertake a period of formal research leading to a higher degree. The region has strong links with overseas units in both Australia and America with senior trainees encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

The region provides laparoscopic dry lab training with one of the BAUS Section of Endourology accredited dry lab courses on an annual basis.

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