Urologists diagnose and treat diseases of the urinary tract in both men and women, as well as those conditions concern the male reproductive tract.

Nature of the job

Urologist work in a variety of settings, it can be private practices, urology centres, hospitals or medical clinics. Many set up their own practices but also work in hospitals to perform surgeries when necessary. This line of job will require you to perform tests and procedures around the most intimate body parts of the patients, so be compassionate, sensitive and have a nice bedside manner in your communication. Don’t make them feel uncomfortable. Breaking bad news (such as prostate cancer) can be difficult, but it can be done well with the right choice of words. As a medical professional, it is important for urologists to have sharp observation and the ability to think on your feet especially during emergency.

The working hours can be long with some on call commitment, but the job can be very rewarding. The ability to help patients to overcome health issues gives a lot of job satisfaction.

Job Description
  • Preliminary examination, such as imaging tests, or cystogram, or post-void residual urine test to understand your condition
  • Perform surgery to remove kidney stones and other obstructions in the urinary tract
  • Treat and diagnose patients with enlarged prostates, interstitial cystitis, overactive bladder etc

Career Progress: GP> Urologist/ Researcher/ Lecturer

Related Majors Medicine