Alexander Beulens

147 Five Years of the CC-ERUS Fellowship: A Survey of the Experiences and Post-fellowship Work of the Fellows Introduction With the introduction of Robot assisted surgery there is an impending need to develop structured training in order to assist naïve surgeons during their learning process and improve patients outcomes.1–8 in response to this call multiple short courses have been designed to train (novice) surgeons in different urological procedures.9–11 The European Association of Urology Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) has developed the first long term structured and validated curriculum in urology that specifically focuses on Robot assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP).5,6,12,13 After its initial conception in 2014 the program has evolved into a structured training program including live case observation and table-side assistance, an advanced robotic skills course (CC-ERUS), three or six months modular training at a host centre, and an expert assessment of the video of a full RARP performed by the fellow.12 With the specific intent to expand such paradigm also to other setting in which clinical outcomes are importantly affected by surgeon’s14, the ERUS Curriculum for robot-assisted partial nephrectomy15 and for robot-assisted radical cystectomy were further developed.16 However, to validate the benefit of such structured training programs, the clinical outcomes of patients treated after the training program by the surgeons involved in the ERUS Curricula deserves special attention. The aim of the current study was to investigate and report the experiences of the RARP fellowship.