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REASON FOR REVIEW: A recent shift towards use of telehealth and remote learning has significant implications on resident and fellow education in urology. Implementation of multi-institutional online didactic programs, spurred on by the COVID epidemic, has changed the traditional resident teaching paradigm from individual institutional silos of knowledge and expertise to a shared nationwide database of learning. RECENT FINDINGS: In this article, we explore the current trend towards virtual education and its progress to date, lessons learned on the optimization of this teaching modality, and future direction and sustainability of collaborated, standardized and accessible didactic education in urology. Multi-institutional collaborative remote video didactics has emerged as a critical part of resident education. These lectures have been overwhelmingly successful and have persisted beyond the pandemic to become a part of the urologic training curricula. This collaborative and standardized approach to resident education provides access to national and international experts, encourages cross-institutional collaboration and discussion, and builds a repository of lectures with easy access for learners. Utilization of this teaching modality will continue to be impactful in urologic training and will require ongoing efforts and input from both collaborating intuitions and professional societies to continue to improve on and engage in this important learning tool.
View details for DOI 10.1007/s11934-021-01082-6
View details for PubMedID 34913102