Residents Lounge

Urologic research and COVID-19: Unmasking the silver lining

August 19, 2020

In this column, the authors discuss how the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) shutdown yielded unexpected opportunities in urologic research.

Restarting and optimizing your urology practice in the COVID-19 era

July 16, 2020

Urologist Henry Rosevear, MD, shares what his practice is doing to continue working while also keeping physicians, staff, and patients safe.

Here’s to 15 minutes for doing things that matter

February 26, 2020

"Let’s hope that the new government changes allow those of us in the trenches of urology to spend more time with our patients so we can use our 15 minutes doing things that matter, like actually take care of our patients," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.

Dr. Winters' advice on pursuing a path in health care leadership

January 20, 2020

In this video, J. Christian Winters, MD, offers advice to young urologists interested in pursuing a career in health care administration, and also why he feels urologists are suited to these roles.

Recruitment challenges stem from multiple factors

January 09, 2020

"Most urology groups remain relatively small and a new partner is someone who had better be able to get along with most of your group. If you think dating is hard, finding a partner who is a good “fit” is even harder," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.

The physician executive: How one urologist balances MD, CEO roles

January 07, 2020

In this interview, physician executive J. Christian Winters, MD, outlines his multiple professional roles, explains how he divides his time between clinical and administrative responsibilities, and offers advice to young urologists seeking a career in leadership.

Addressing resident burnout starts with program’s culture

December 20, 2019

"I was overcome by the sinking notion that my career ambitions were regressing from thriving to surviving-a sentiment I know isn’t unique to my training. What may be unique, however, is how my program responded to increasingly evident signs of resident burnout," says James Anaissie, MD.

Work-life balance: You can do anything you want, but not everything

December 10, 2019

"If you’re already in training or are considering joining the field and think you will be able to be a full-time urologist, full-time father/mother, world-class athlete, and writer, and still spend 3 hours a day watching TV or hanging out with your buddies, you’re wrong," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.

A patient’s dignity and daughter-and a race

November 25, 2019

"Like most doctors, the majority of my day is spent handholding, counseling, relieving anxiety, and otherwise dealing with problems that aren’t necessarily medical," writes urologist Scott Donaldson, MD.

Resident education studies reveal fascinating trends

October 15, 2019

"When almost 80% of practicing urologists report that there is much more administrative workload in practice versus training and yet only 23% of residents expect this, that is a problem," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.

Advanced practice providers: Make advocacy part of your professional life

October 11, 2019

"It is imperative that APPs are active in advocacy for issues that remove barriers and ensure direct access to patients for their services," writes Adele M. Caruso, DNP, CRNP.

Quiz: The case of the missing stone

October 09, 2019

Igor Sorokin, MD, presents the case of a 36-year-old female in whom two proximal stones are seen on KUB, but intraoperatively, only one stone is seen.

Dr. Holton discusses the versatility of urology

October 08, 2019

"There is tremendous diversity within urology, enabling clinicians to practice in a variety of ways and settings, and there is clearly a huge demand for female providers," says Mara R. Holton, MD.

Moral Injury: A better model for understanding burnout

September 06, 2019

"We need to change not medicine but the delivery of medicine before the current system changes us anymore," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.

Challenging case: Hematuria in man with a history of prostate Ca

September 03, 2019

A 63-year-old African-American male presents to the emergency department with sudden onset of painless gross hematuria for one day. He reports dark red urine with clots causing occasional dysuria, difficulty emptying, and light-headedness.

App review: AUA apps offer clinical guidance and more

August 23, 2019

This article illustrates the content of the six apps that are available from AUA.

Addressing dangers in the OR starts with education

August 07, 2019

Injury stemming from awkward maneuvers and equipment can and should be prevented, says Henry Rosevear, MD.

Quiz: Chronic right flank pain in a slender female

July 24, 2019

This quiz focuses on a 40-year-old female who presents with a history of right flank pain and first urinary tract infection (UTI). After treatment of the UTI, she noted her right flank pain continued.

My anti-burnout recipe: Instant Pot for the Hungry Intern

July 19, 2019

"Fresh out of medical school, I had lofty plans for intern year... Fast forward through orientation, and the ACGME-approved 80-hour work week was quick to remind me of the alternate meaning of the word ‘intern’: to be held prisoner," writes Kiran Sury, MD.

It’s urologists’ turn to do something about opioids

July 11, 2019

"As surgeons, our first step toward improving the situation is to become significantly better at controlling postoperative pain using opioid-sparing protocols," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.