GENERAL INFORMATION - DEMOGRAPHICS
The Slovak Republic has a population of about 5.5 million inhabitants, its capital is Bratislava and is a member of EU. There are four medical faculties offering medical education. Slovak Republic is a member of the European Board of Urology (EBU) and has 35 residents in postgradual training.
NATIONAL UROLOGICAL SOCIETY
Slovenska Urologicka Spolocnost (SUS)
After graduating medical school doctor with interest in becoming a urologist finds work on urology department where he/she has to work for 5 years. During this training period he/she has to work also in internal, surgical, gynecological and anesthetics and urgent medicine department. After absolving this, doctor has to write a urological thesis and perform particular amount of surgical procedures. The final step to become urological specialist is to pass oral exam on university.
FELLOWSHIP - RESEARCH OPPORTUNTIES
Slovak residents and young urologists are welcome to attend Slovak and foreingn fellowships. Usually just before absolving final exam urologists absolve one month training on some of the universities. Slovak young urologists are supported by guidance and and also financially by national grants and these activities are very welcome.