USI ISU webinar on subspecialty in Urology will be held on 23rd August 2020.
In India, organised Urology practice started around 1960 by a group of
surgeons interested in Urology. The era between the years 1960-80 was an era of
struggle for Urology, when Urologists had to compete with General Surgeons.The
decades from 1980-2000 saw the stabilisation of Urology as a standalone speciality.
After year 2000, sub-specialisation practice started in Urology and some institutions
started fellowships in Urology.
India is a vast country of 130 billion population and at present, the ratio of
Urologists is 1:5 lac population. Most Urologists are practicing in tier 1 and 2 cities.
The question then arises whether to provide basic Urology care for such a large
population or develop the field further by subspecialisation practice.
There are so many unanswered questions like – Who should do
subspecialisation? In which subspecialty? What should be the duration of
fellowships? When to do subspecialisation? Where to practice after
subspecialisation ? Should work in which city? Should work as solo practice orin
group practice?Should practice in subspeciality alone or combined with Urology
practice? Is subspecialty practice alone financially viable.
We will discuss all these issues as per our survey responses and try to find
answers in our Webinar on 23rd August, 2020 between 10.30am –1.15pm. Please