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GENERAL INFORMATION - DEMOGRAPHICS
Population 21.584.365 (July 2007) Number of urologic departments (hospitals) 40 Number of academic urologic institutions (University hospitals) 20 Number of urologists (including residents) 343 Number of residents 90
NATIONAL UROLOGICAL SOCIETY
In 3 sentences: what one has to do to become a board certified urologist in the respective country - Five year of Urological training in Romania (with entrance by national scale exam, there are about 20-30 new positions each year, for about 2000 graduates from all the universities). Only three years for the urology, the other two for complementary modules like general surgery, nephrology, vascular surgery, etc. - During the training the resident attends the Urological department he was admitted to, but also he can attend other Urological departments with national excellence in renal transplantation, uro-laparoscopy, etc. He develops clinical and surgical abilities but also must attend on publishing and research activities. -At the end of the five years, the resident have to pass a three steps exam (theoretic – thesis, case presentation – to a committee, and practical examination that consists in performing a surgical procedure either open surgery or endo/laparoscopic.
What one can do (work) in the country as a board certified urologist: academic urologic institutions, hospital urology department urologic territorial ambulatory (public health network, or private medical facilities).