I am passionate about simulation to improve patient safety, which in turn saves lives. My ultimate goal is to help create a simulation center in my home country, Egypt. Thanks to this fellowship, I have learned a lot about the development of simulators, conducting validation studies, creation of simulation based educational curricula, writing proposals and applying for grants.

In addition, I wrote a chapter about a modern theory for development of simulators in a book entitled “Surgeons as Educators”. I also published one original article, one review article and one editorial commentary. Furthermore, I participated in a multi-center study about the urethro-vesical anastomosis model with a great team from the University of Southern California and this study was presented as a Moderated Poster during the 2018 American Urological Association meeting in San Francisco.

Currently, I work as Assistant Professor of Urology at Benha University in Egypt, click here for my faculty profile. 

Recent publications:
Hung AJ, Chen J, Fullenkamp A, Oh P, Lin-Brande M, Noureldin YA, Reihsen T, Sweet RM. Validation of 3D printed VUA model utilizing automated and anatomic metrics, featuring tissue feedback measure. Accepted as Moderated Poster for presentation during the upcoming American Urological Association meeting in San Francisco.

Noureldin YA, Hoeing D, Zhao P, Elsamra SE, Stern J, Gaunay G, Motamedinia P, Okeke Z, Rastinehad AR, Sweet RM. Incorporation of the Fluoroless C-Arm Trainer at the American Urological Association Hands on Training Percutaneous Renal Access World J Urol 2018 doi: 10.1007/s00345-018-2219-5

Noureldin YA, Lee J, Sweet RM, McGougall E. Competency Based Training and Simulation – Making A “Valid” Argument J Endourol 2018; 32(2):84-93. doi: 10.1089/end.2017.0650

Noureldin YA, Sweet RM. Modern Theory for Development of Simulators for Surgical Education (Chapter): In: Köhler T., Schwartz B. (eds) Surgeons as Educators. Springer, Cham (2018) DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64728-9_13

Noureldin YA, Sweet RM. A Call for a Shift in Theory and Terminology for Validation Studies in Urologic Education J Urol. 2017 Oct 20. pii: S0022-5347(17)77766-X. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2017.10.022.