The sixth edition of the “Summer school for urology residents” has taken place this year on 6th
to 9th of July.
More than 50 urology residents from most of the Romanian Urology Clinics have participated in
this year’s edition. Expanding the boundaries of this event, for the first time and hopefully not the
last, we had the extraordinary participation of three residents from the Republic of Moldova.
The Romanian Association of Urology has made considerable efforts to organize the summer
school in best possible conditions. The event took place at “Pestera” Hotel, at 1600 meters altitude,
in the “Bucegi” Natural Park, near a serene monastery and cave.
The three-day event included sessions that featured state-of-the-art lectures complemented by
interactive case discussions and videos. Subject ranged from urodynamics, benign prostatic
hyperplasia, prostate cancer to reproductive and sexual medicine. All lectures were held by
distinguish Romanian Urology faculty, each of them experts in their particular clinical field. There
were also two very interesting non-urological lectures regarding career counseling and public
Insights from the faculty members and their tips on the practical applications of guidelines, the
comprehensive updates and current best practices, certainly makes “Summer School for Urology
Residents” a unique opportunity for the young doctors.
As a novelty for this edition, the participants had the opportunity of practicing their surgical
skills during hands-on training sessions using last generation virtual reality simulators for both
lower and upper urinary tract endoscopic procedures and newest endoscopic instruments from
Already a tradition this year, a contest for residents consisting of a clinical case presentation and
120 multiple choice questions test has taken place, the Urology Residents Cup.
The success of this event so far leads us to continue bringing together urology residents and
professionals in this field to share their experience, knowledge and learn the latest news in the field.