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Urology is a surgical subspecialty concerned with the medical and surgical treatment of disorders and diseases of the female urinary tract and male urogenital tract. Urologists are involved with problems of the kidney, ureters, bladder, prostate, urethra, and male genital structure. Often the urologist and nephrologist coordinate their efforts in treating patients with kidney disease.
- Number of physicians in specialty - Small, less than 15,000
- Competitiveness of Fellowship - Very high
- Years of training required - Five years including a first year in general surgery
- Subspecialty/Fellowship - One year fellowship in pediatric urology after completion of a urology residency program
Values & Personality Traits of Physicians in Urology
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- Working with people
- Feedback from others
- Sufficient time off
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American Urological Association
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