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GENERAL INFORMATION - DEMOGRAPHICS
Ukraine has a population of 49.2 million inhabitants. There are 1746 Urologists and 74 Residents.
NATIONAL UROLOGICAL SOCIETY
Association of Urologists, Nephrologists and Andrologists of Ukraine / Асоціація урологів, нефрологів та андрологів України
Graduation from Institute (6 years of education) – obtaining a diploma of General Physician I. Internship (18 months)
Afterwards final completing residency urologist may work as an: - practical specialist in state/private hospitals (private requires special permission), - research fellow in clinical / research facilities conducting a research for obtaining degree, - academic professional teaching students / interns being as assistant professor, docent or professor. Employment is provided according to professional skills, accreditation level of institution, available places for employment and category of professional compatibility (controlled every 5 years by Higher Accreditation Council in Urology). Comparing European standards, scientific degree in Ukraine is obtained as follows: writing a C.Sc thesis with receiving C.Sc. degree, then – M.D. thesis for M.D. degree respectively.
FELLOWSHIP - RESEARCH OPPORTUNTIES
Certified post-graduate training is obligatory every 5 years by attending training courses for updating knowledge in Urology. These courses are general or specific, according to specialization in Urology and followed by testing knowledge with approving / disapproving category. The evaluation is provided by Higher Accreditation Council in Urology headed by Acad. Vosianov A.F. Urologists may undergo training programs abroad for improving their practical / theoretical skills and continuing practical academic work after returning back home.