Urologist: a surgeon who focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females and also the reproductive system of males.
As a doctor in this specialty you will have expertise in the organs of the:
Length of training: 5 years
Number of residency programs: 119
Number of residents in training: 998
Number in U.S. currently Board Certified in specialty: 10,000
First year median compensation: $190,000
Mean hours per week in patient care activities: 56.2
Overall, many chose this specialty because it allows for an expansive array of activities which covers a fairly succinct specialty.
Doctors enjoy knowing rather soon if their medical or surgical treatments were able to help their patients.
Your on-call schedule will be dictated by your practice environment, but there is not a lot of emergency work.
It is a good idea to complete an elective in this specialty, have stellar grades, and have surgical experience.
In this specialty you must be sure that you are willing to dedicate years of training and potentially make less money then you might in other specialties.
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