GENERAL INFORMATION - DEMOGRAPHICS
Slovenia has a population of 2.05 million inhabitants and is a member of both the European Union (EU) and the European Board of Urology (EBU). There are 8 Urological Departments and 2 outpatient clinics employing 50 Urologists (1 urologist per 40,000 inhabitants) and 16 Residents (1 resident per approx. 3 urologists).
NATIONAL UROLOGICAL SOCIETY
Združenje urologov Slovenije (ZUS)
Urological training in Slovenia lasts for 6 years. The first 2 years are a common introduction to surgery, which is a joint introduction for all the surgical specialties. After that follows a 4 year period of urological residency, where residents work at a urological department at a county hospital and spend some time at a urological department at a university hospital. After the 6 year period they have to pass a theoretical and practical exam to become certified urologists.
Nearly all urologist work in public hospitals in urology departments. There are a few options for working in a (private/public) outpatient clinics. At the time of writing, there were no unemployments after finished residency.