Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) Live Forum for Urology Residents & Fellows (2017) : Self-Assessment
The AUA recently released a report on the educational needs of urologists in the area of CRPC. These findings show strong support for the AUA to influence key stakeholders in urology residency programs in order to increase the amount of exposure residents receive in the area of CRPC. Additionally, the findings indicate that the AUA should look into the feasibility of developing stand-alone courses and educational materials specifically targeted to residents that covers the medical management of advanced prostate cancer.
Based on this educational need, AUA is launching a new educational initiative to focus on CRPC Resident & Fellow Training. Based on the documented need for additional education in this area, the AUA has developed multiple educational interventions to improve the urology resident and fellow's ability to care for patients with CRPC. The CRPC Resident & Fellow Training initiative is comprised of a variety of unique activities, including a self-assessment, pre-requisite work, a live forum and an online case-study activity. This activity will also provide each participant will access to patient education resources The initiative will offer the live one-day forum five times to reach residents and fellows across the country.
This initiative will provide a foundation of knowledge on CRPC and the ability to apply this knowledge into practice to improve the outcomes of their patients. As residency programs differ in what is offered, we recommend that each participant in this initiative successfully complete all of the activities. If a resident successfully completes all activities, they will receive a Certificate of Participation which they may share with their Residency Program Director.
Activity 1 – Self-Assessment
Learners are more engaged when they recognize their own knowledge gaps. An online self-assessment will both test current knowledge and provide immediate feedback. The CRPC self-assessment will be made available to all participants following their registration to the live forum on AUAUniversity. Participants will receive immediate feedback as they progress through the activity and will also receive a summary report which will identify their personal knowledge gaps.
- Urology Fellows
Michael Cookson, MD, MMHC
David Jarrard, MD
|Michael S. Cookson, MD||TesoRx Pharma LLC||Consultant or Advisor||Yes||02/24/2017|
|Michael S. Cookson, MD||Janssen Biotech, Inc.||Consultant or Advisor||Yes||02/24/2017|
|Michael S. Cookson, MD||Myovant Sciences||Consultant or Advisor||Yes||01/18/2018|
|Michael S. Cookson, MD||MDxHealth||Consultant or Advisor||Yes||06/01/2017|
|Michael S. Cookson, MD||Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals||Consultant or Advisor||Yes||01/18/2018|
|David F. Jarrard, MD||Gregor Diagnostics||Consultant or Advisor||No||12/18/2016|
The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Urological Association designates this live activity and enduring material for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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