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#1 alt345

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 06:39 AM

How does Uro compare to ObGyn in terms of:
Lifestyle and work-life balance
Amount of surgery vs ability to do more clinics
Patient contact

Important to me are lifestyle (good work-life balance), clinics and more short surgeries/procedural stuff (rather than long complex surgeries), and patient contact.
I'm interested in the subject matter of both these fields (I'm also interested in neurology which could be related to bladder control or urogyne?)

Any advice appreciated

#2 NLengr

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 04:14 AM

How does Uro compare to ObGyn in terms of:
Lifestyle and work-life balance
Amount of surgery vs ability to do more clinics
Patient contact

Important to me are lifestyle (good work-life balance), clinics and more short surgeries/procedural stuff (rather than long complex surgeries), and patient contact.
I'm interested in the subject matter of both these fields (I'm also interested in neurology which could be related to bladder control or urogyne?)

Any advice appreciated

 

I'll assume that you would want to focus in uro gyne if you did obs gyne.

 

If you are interested in neurology, then you'll find more of it in urology. You can do an entire subspecialty in neurourology.

 

If you are interested in voiding dysfunction, then urology is a better pick because urology has a much greater knowledge of voiding dysfunction than uro gyne (5-7 years of residency/fellowship vs. a little in residency then 1-2 years in fellowship) and will handle much more interesting/difficult cases. If you are interested in management of prolapse and prolapse associated voiding dysfunction then you probably would rather urogyne. Most urologists aren't interested in prolapse related stuff, although if you were, you could do a female urology fellowship and learn to do all kinds of prolapse repairs.

 

Lifestyle: If you are doing obs as part of your practice, urology would be better. If no obs, urogyne would be better

Surgical volume: Probably similar. You'd get a day a week in the main OR for most spots and probably a day a week for scoping and small cases. You'd be doing a greater variety of surgeries as a urologist.

Patient contact: The same although in urology you'd be dealing with a much wider group of patients (men and women of all ages). Obviously you get male patients in urology while you get no male patients in uro gyne.

 

A huge issue to consider if the fact that to do uro/gyne you have to do a full obs/gyne residency before you get to fellowship. When you start to work you might still be required to perform obs or general gyne, even as a sub-specialist in uro gyne. Unless general obs/gyne stuff floats your boat, you're better off in urology.


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