The ESU-Weill Cornell Masterclass in General urology is a collaborative programme between the European School of Urology and Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Designed for young urologists with an academic profile, the week-long masterclass is a high-level programme on general urology, which takes place at Schloss Arenberg in Salzburg, Austria under the auspices of the Open Medical Institute, a programme of the American Austrian Foundation.
With its expert faculty of European-American academics, and the advantages of a small setting, the Masterclass stands out as a unique educational programme. The programme covers topics in the subjects of bladder cancer (urothelial carcinoma), female functional and reconstructive urology, paediatric urology, with tests taking place before and after the Masterclass to gauge the participants’ progress.
Mornings are filled with state-of-the-art lectures by expert speakers, whereas afternoons have interactive workshops based on case presentations that are prepared by the participants. In addition, the Masterclass provides the opportunity for participants to take an afternoon’s hands-on laparoscopy training.
Participants enjoy full sponsorship including accommodation, travel and registration fees. Selection is by the ESU board, as an open competition based on the applicant’s clinical and language skills, career level and publication credits.
Dr. J. Palou, Course director
Dr. H. Herr, Course director