Urology is a unique specialty. It incorporates medicine, surgery, technology and research to help treat people from all walks and stages of life. I feel very grateful that I get to practice a sub-specialty that I love every day, surrounded by wonderful mentors who have guided me through the complexities of life and medicine and whom I can rely upon for support and advice at any time.
Dr Handoo Rhee
Urologists work within both public and private facilities to provide comprehensive care to both adult and paediatric patients. Urologists provide expertise across a broad spectrum of urological conditions and interventions, both surgical and non-surgical. Procedures commonly performed by urologists include laparoscopy, prostatectomy, nephrectomy, cystectomy, vasectomy and ureteroscopy.
5 years full-time
College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:
For detailed information in relation to training and assessment requirements, please contact RACS.
Urology surgery trainees are selected directly into the sub-specialty and progress through the SET (Surgical Education and Training) program, an integrated program designed to provide general surgical skills and advanced clinical urology training to enable trainees to manage patients with kidney, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organ disorders. The main components of SET training are placements in hospital posts, short courses (skills and specialty-specific), research and assessments. Upon completing all requirements of the training program, trainees may apply for admission to Fellowship of RACS.
Applicants must have permanent residency or citizenship of Australia and New Zealand at the time of registration and hold general (unconditional) medical registration in Australia or general scope or restricted general scope registration in the relevant specialty in New Zealand. Applicants are also required to have successfully completed the RACS Hand Hygiene Learning Module and RACS Let’s Operate With Respect eModule and must have passed the RACS Generic Surgical Science Examination (GSSE). In addition, applicants must have completed a minimum of 26 weeks surgery in general rotation (PGY2+), a minimum of 10 weeks emergency medicine rotation (PGY1+) and a minumum of 10 weeks urology rotation (PGY1+) and a minimum of 26 weeks (PGY2+). Further details are available from RACS.
Minimum 50% of full-time commitment however trainees must apply to the relevant specialty board at least 6 months prior to the proposed commencement of part-time training. Training must be completed within 8 years.
Trainees must apply to the relevant specialty board at least 6 months prior to the commencement of the training year in which the proposed interruption will commence.