CESR Application Guidance: Urology

If you fail to include any of the following you will be unlikely to make a successful CESR application in Urology.

When applying please also see the SSG, JCST ‘guidance for applicants’ and the Urology curriculum.


  • The intercollegiate FRCS[1].

Skills and experience

  • Exposure to sub-specialties of urology, and to a wide range of emergency surgery
  • Competency at the required levels for specific operative procedures. It is very important that your WPBAs are as meaningful as possible and therefore they should show evidence of feedback and guidance. They should include comments from your assessors and, where appropriate, demonstrate reflection by you. Block entries of ‘satisfactory’ are not acceptable
  • Logbook and consolidation sheets set out in the e-logbook format (including a consolidation report filtered to show the specific required procedures performed in the last six years)

Papers and Presentations

  • Evidence of two research papers published in a peer-reviewed journal


  • Leadership/Management in the NHS
  • Training the Trainers
  • Attend at least one national/international congress every two years


  • Three completed audits, with a further one having progressed through the full audit cycle

Structured references

  • A minimum of six references, one of which is from your current clinical director

Guidance links

Specialist Specific Guidance

JCST Guidance for Applicants

[1] As this is the equivalence route then it is possible that you can demonstrate this in other ways. The specialty specific guidance on the GMC’s and the JCST’s website give details. It is however, highly unlikely, that any combination of evidence other than the intercollegiate examination will show exact equivalence.