National Communications Officers:
Ass. Prof. Dr. C. Codoiu
Fundeni Clinical Institute SOS. Fundeni nr. 258, Sector 2, 022328 Bucharest, Romania
Bucharest, Sos. Fundeni nr. 258, sector 2. Departament of Urology
Position: NCO for România
Phone/Fax: +4 0212750740
Mobile: +4 0736035492
I am Assitent Professor at Urology Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Bucharest, and the Romanian Residents Society President.
Cristina E. Bujoreanu, M.D.
Affiliation: “Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuta” Institute of Oncology, Department
of Urology, Republicii Street 34-36, 400015, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Position: NCO of Romania
General Information - Demographics:
Romania is a country in southeastern Europe within European Union with a population around 20 million people. There are a number of approximately 430 urologists that are active members of the
Romanian Association of Urology (ARU Asociația Română de Urologie) and around 170 junior members that constitute the Romanian Residents Association of Urology (SRRU Societatea Română a Rezidenților
Romanian Residents Association of Urology (SRRU Societatea Română a Rezidenților în Urologie)
President: Ass. Prof. Dr. Claudiu Codoiu
Vice-President: Dr. Cristina E. Bujoreanu
Internet Officer & National Internship Program Coordinator: Dr. Robert Stoica
Facebook page: Societatea Română a Rezidenților în Urologie
Mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Urological Society:
Romanian Association of Urology (ARU Asociația Română de Urologie)
President: Prof. Dr. Ioanel Sinescu (member of Romanian Academy)
The national exam for admission in the Residency training program is held for medical graduates every year (November) and the candidates choose their specialty based on their grade (the graduate with the
highest grade chooses first the wanted Specialty from all the available national spots, followed by the next candidate). There are approximately 20-30 new positions available for all graduates from all
universities in the national Urology Residency program (a 5 years training program). The Urology Residency program offers a complex training focused on developing clinical, interventional
and surgical abilities with involvement in academic, publishing and research activity. The program is structured as follows:
- 4 years of Urology and Urodynamics,
- 1 year of rotations: 6 months of General surgery, 2 months of Vascular surgery, 2 months of Medical imaging and Radiology, 6 weeks of General Echography and 2 weeks of Bioethics.
During the training, the Urology resident belongs to the medical center he/she was admitted to, but is encouraged to get involved in the activity of other Urological departments with national excellence in
renal transplantation, laparoscopic surgery, flexible ureteroscopy etc.; with the Romanian Residents Association of Urology offering organized internship programs. The education is multilayered, as there
are many national and international courses/ conferences/ hands on trainings/ summer school events/workshops organized in Romania to help residents be part of their community and upgrade their
urological education. Also, all members of the National Urological Association are EAU members and part of European standards. At the end of these 5 years, the resident has 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) to be certified as Urologist.
Urology offers great opportunities for board certified urologists in Romania, with the possibility to join academic urologic institutions, explore research and publishing, practice in hospital urology
departments, urologic territorial ambulatory (public health network, or private medical facilities) with many professional expertise centers in various fields of Urology.
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)