Fellowship in Urology : Current Scenario, Types and Fraternity Recognition

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Urology offers multiple subspecialties that practicing doctors can go for after finishing their MCh/DNB in Urology. The trend for subspeciality is heating up. Below are the things that one should keep in mind while pursuing a subspecialty in Urology.

Feb 16
Dr. Sandip Patel
Founder & CEO, Docthub.com

In many cases, clinical professionals like recently graduated doctors and occupant specialists, think about going for a subspecialty. Urology is one such branch that offers multiple subspecialties under it. Many practicing doctors opt for subspecialties after finishing their post-doctoral courses.

Current Scenario:

Many surgeons go for MCh/DNB/FRCS in Urology after finishing their MS. The Job opportunities that are usually offered are for Senior Resident, Associated Consultant, or Consultant. The practice for subspeciality in Urology is established in Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities. 

Patient awareness has also increased in recent times, which has given a boost among the students to pursue a subspeciality. We are also seeing the development among the fraternity of subspeciality and the establishment of Dedicated Urology Centers and Institutes.

Reasons to think of Subspecialty in Urology

Below are some of the reasons which play a key role when it comes to making the final decision of going for a subspecialty. 

  • Increasing Practice trend in Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities/ developed countries. 
  • Increase in the Patient’s Demand - Service, Special Attention, Clinical Outcome
  • Limitations in General Urology Practice
  • Focused Practice - Patient Satisfaction, Clinical Outcome
  • Subspecialty clinics by DNB Institutes
  • Fraternity Recognition
  • Expert Status in a Fraternity

Types of Fellowship

There are multiple types of subspecialties available to choose from, you can select the one according to your interest. The duration of these fellowships varies as per their nature. However, we recommend you to practice for at least 1-1.5 years to get full exposure to the subspecialty.

  1. University Recognized: 1.5-2 years
  2. Recognized by National or International Society/ Professional Body:1-2 Years
  3. Offered by Hospital/Institute: 6 months - 1.5 years

Prerequisites

After you’ve decided where and how you will be joining as a fellow you must keep in mind the below things.

  • Qualification: MCh/DNB - you must have the final or provisional degree certificate of completion. You must have a medical license (provisional or permanent) registration with the national or state medical council.
  • Note:

- Fellowships are full time so you can not practice outside the hospital.

- It is not recognized by MCI/NMC as of now.

- The stipend applicable during your fellowship will be as per the institute policy.

Fraternity Recognition

Below are Institutes, Organizations, and Societies that recognize subspecialties of Urology and promote them. You can get

in touch with them for any sort of guidance or help. 

  • Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO)
  • Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS)
  • The Endourological Society 
  • International Society of Andrology
  • International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)
  • International Society of Reconstructive Urology (ISORU)
  • Society of Urodynamics Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU)
  • The Society for Pediatric Urology (SPU)
  • American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
  • European Society for Pediatric Urology (ESPU)
  • Society for Fetal Urology
  • Urology Society of India - Subspecialty Associations (might be launched in near future)

European Association of Urology (EAU) has 12 different sections under one umbrella

  • EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS)
  • EAU Section of Oncological Urology (ESOU)
  • EAU Section of Urological Research (ESUR)
  • EAU Section of Andrological Urology (ESAU)
  • EAU Section of Female and Functional Urology (ESFFU)
  • EAU Section of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (ESGURS)
  • EAU Section of Infections in Urology (ESIU)
  • EAU Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT)
  • EAU Section of Transplantation Urology (ESTU)
  • EAU Section of Urological Imagining (ESUI)
  • EAU Section of Uropathology (ESUP)
  • EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS)


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