Career development resource: Urology - Abstract

Urology has always been seen as being on the cutting edge of technology and this has been especially prevalent in the past 10 to 15 years with a move to robotic surgery, increased use of laser technology, and stem cell research leading to organ regeneration.

Urology has a number of subspecialties including pediatrics, urologic oncology, renal transplantation, male infertility and andrology, calculi, female urology, neurourology, and trauma and reconstruction. Urologists have a wide array of practice options ranging from performing major oncologic procedures with extensive reconstruction to having an office-based practice and performing endoscopic cases with everything else in between. Subspecialization is becoming increasingly more organized and regulated.

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Gormley EA.   Are you the author?
Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, 1 Medical Center Drive, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA.

Reference: Am J Surg. 2012 Jul;204(1):135-7.
doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.04.002

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 22704715 Urology-Training & Practice Section