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How To Become A Urologist | Criteria, courses, Institutes

career as Urologist

Some people aspire of becoming a doctor and some want to become a surgeon. Becoming a urologist fulfills your dream to do both.

Urology is the study of diseases and disorders of the male and female urinary tract. Urologists are specialized in the treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the urinary system, including kidney, bladder, ureter, urethra, and adrenal glands. In men, they treat all ailments concerning prostate, epididymis, seminal vesicles, penis and the testes.

Urologists also perform surgeries, if needed, to remove cancer or a blockage in the urinary tract. Let’s gain in-depth knowledge about this challenging and exciting career in this article.

Eligibility Criteria and Higher Studies

Candidates aspiring to become Urologists must possess a 5½ year MBBS degree followed by 2 years of MS (Urology) course. M.Ch. (Urology) the course is further specialization in the field of Urology.

Curriculum and Core Subjects

Some of the MBBS course subjects are:

·        Human Anatomy

·        General Medicine

·        Orthopaedics

·        Human physiology including biophysics

·        Introduction to Humanities and community medicine

·        Biochemistry

·        Radiotherapy

·        Ophthalmology

·        Psychiatry

·        Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

·        Ear, Nose, and Throat

·        Paediatrics

·        Forensic medicine including toxicology

·        Gynecology

·        General medicine

·        General surgery

·        Anesthesiology

·        Obstetrics

·        Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Specializations

Syllabus of MBBS degree (Semester Wise)

Total number of semesters-9

·        Semester 1-2 (Pre-clinical): Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology.

·        Semester 3-5 (Para-clinical): Community Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Clinical postings, OPDs.

·        Semester 6-9 (Clinical): Community medicine and allied subjects (Psychiatry, Dermatology), Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Surgery and allied subjects, Clinical postings.

Careers Related to the field

Some of the careers related to the field are

·        Acute Care Physician

·        Attending Physician

·        Attending Urologist

·        Chief of Pediatric Urology

·        Male Infertility Specialist

·        MD Urologist

·        Medical Doctor

·        Neuro-Urologist

·        Pediatric Urologist

·        Practicing Urologist

·        President Practicing Urologist

·        Urologic Surgeon

Urologist Salary Range

In India, the average salary a urologist can earn ranges from Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh per annum.

Top Universities for urology

Here’s a list of some of the top medical colleges in India where you can opt for Urology study:

·        All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

·        Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune

·        Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore

·        Madras Medical College (MMC), Chennai

·        Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

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