National Communications Officers:

- Uros Bele
University Clinical Centre Maribor
Ljubljanska ulica 5. 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
Phone: N/A

- Dasa Cosic
Ljubljana. 1000. Slovenia
Phone: N/A

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)
President: Dejan Bratuš

Urological training:

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.

Career prospects:

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.