Urologists practise a superspeciality branch of surgery, which focuses on the urinary tracts of men and women, and on the male reproductive system.
What do they do?
Urologists are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with urological disorders. Urologists deal with organs such as the kidneys, uterus, urinary bladder, urethra, and male reproductive organs. Not just this, urology has various sub-specialties within it as well. Often, your doctor (urologist) might send you to another colleague in his field who has training that’s more aligned with your specific problem. In addition, depending on your health issue, the urologist may need to work in conjunction with a doctor from an entirely different medical specialty to coordinate your care. In India, urologists are very well-paid.Job opportunities exist for them, in both, private and government hospitals. As they gain more experience, they can also set up their own private practice. However, setting up ones’ own independent clinic might require a good amount of investment .
- You must have an inclination for medicine and surgery
- You ought to be tech-savvy as this branch of surgery (like many others) is technology-driven. For example, robot-assisted surgeries are being performed in some hospitals
- Calm and collected, ability to handle complicated surgeries
- There should be a genuine interest in alleviating the suffering of the people
How do I get there?
After completing Class 12 in the science stream with physics, chemistry and biology, interested candidates should first concentrate on earning their MBBS. This should be followed up with MS degrees before they start preparing for the MCh entrance test.