Strive for Five
In an effort to ensure that all residents are adequately exposed to the urology knowledge base required to perform well on written urologic examinations such as the annual in-service examination as well the urology boards, we have developed an in-house curriculum to keep up with the latest advances in urology. This curriculum is largely based on the AUA Core Curriculum, in addition to the AUA Guidelines and AUA Updates.
The general idea is that residents will strive to read five pages per day. There will be days when this is not possible, so this is just an average. Each resident is assigned a monthly topic and will work to develop interactive weekly didactics sessions to teach their fellow residents and faculty. The curriculum is designed in such a way that the core urology knowledge base is covered once every two years.
Below is an example of the subject areas and resident assignments for the current class of residents.