Hrair Mesrobian, MD, MSc, Professor, Pediatric Urology
Our students and residents are constantly bombarded with medical information from diverse sources. Of the hundreds of articles published daily in the urologic literature, only a fraction are based on sound research methodology and are able to be generalized to positively influence outcomes. The teacher’s challenge is to show the student of urology how best to sift through the literature and select the best diagnostic test, treatment modality or procedure which, when applied in the context of the clinical scenario, yields the most desirable outcome. It is extremely rewarding to teach methodology which may be applicable throughout a career, as learning does not stop with the completion of residency. In fact, new knowledge supersedes (or even contradicts) the old very rapidly.