MONEY!!!SachinG said:I've met a lot of pre-meds interested in surgery, cardiology, peds, but urology/ that's a new one ... I'm just curious, what makes you interested in urology at such an early stage?
TLcoolJack said:I'm also considering urology for several reasons. I presently am a PA in Orthopedics, and have been checking different fields. Urology presents a good balance of Clinic and Surgery, while allowing for very light Call. I have been in a field where On-Call sucks, and I want a better lifestyle when I get out.This is the reason the 2 urologists I know chose that field - good opportunities for procedures without having to go the surgical route. Plus, it is definitely a very lucrative field.
SachinG said:I've met a lot of pre-meds interested in surgery, cardiology, peds, but urology/ that's a new one ... I'm just curious, what makes you interested in urology at such an early stage?
My question for you or your father is why if this is true, Urology is one the most competitive residencies to get in medicine? I was led to believe by others that it was for the reasons I posted previously.littledoc2be said:So if you plan on having a family or spending any time with them, you should definitely think about it again.
You, of course, are right. Last time I checked, though, certain urologists will take the case because the numbers of colorectal surgeons walking about are not too high in number.Mediculous said:Hey Fermata,
I didn't think that the colon was part of the urologist's repertoire (every little thing that's GU), but maybe one could argue that they are two halves of one system? . Now really, although a urologist might use intestine as a conduit, I think colon cancer is the realm of the colorectal surgeon.
BY the way, thanks for posting that site, before I would have to rely on an individual department's website having web-viewable surgeries(like MGH--they have some good stuff).