Italy

NCOs
National Communications Officers:

- Giulio Patruno
Viale oxford 81,
00100. Rome, Italy
Position: President
Phone: +393406096563

- Francesco Esperto
Via della Maratona 87,
00123. Rome, Italy
Position: President
Phone: +393292164886

- Andrea Cocci
Careggi Hospital
University of Florence
Florence. Italy
Position: NCO

General Information - Demographics:

Italy has a population of almost 60 million people and is a member of the European Union. Italy is affiliated with European Association of Urology (E.A.U.) and has own representatives in both European Board of Urology (E.B.U.) and European School of Urology (E.S.U.). The main National Urological Association is represented by Italian Society of Urology (S.I.U.) website www.siu.it, which counts 2.500 members and in 2008 celebrated its first 100 years of history being one of the oldest European Urological Associations. There are 362 urologic departments in Italy. Of these 35 are situated in Academic institutions (University hospitals). Italian residents are united in an Italian Section Office of ESRU with a total of about 450 residents in 2013. The newsletter of the society is called FutUro. esru.italy@gmail.com

National Urological Society:

Società Italiana di Urologia (SIU)
President: Roberto Carone
http://www.siu.it

Residents Organization: 

Senato degli Specializzandi (SdS)
President: Giulio Patruno - Giovanni Cacciamani
https://www.facebook.com/Senato-degli-Specializzandi-SIU-869815409792475/

Urological training:

Urological training in Italy is a five year period. Candidates are selected with a national selection process.During the training the resident attends the Urological department of his University, developing surgical, clinical and scientific competence At the end of each year every resident has to do an exam and at the end of the fifth year a thesis.

Career prospects:

Work opportunity for an urologist in Italy: academic urologic institutions, urological hospital department (public or private health) or urologic territorial ambulatory.