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Working As An Urologist

  • $325,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Urologist Do At Catholic Health Initiatives

* Understand, support, and implement the mission of the facility to deliver health care to those in need in the performance of all job responsibilities.
* Ensure that patient care meets or exceeds the facility quality standards.
* Ensure that patient satisfaction meets or exceeds standards set by the facility.
* Educate patients on both clinical and managed care.
* Participate in clinic and network task forces as requested and appropriate.
* Function as an effective clinic team member.
* Meet productivity standards.
* Effectively use clinic financial and other performance information

What Does An Urologist Do At Chenega Corporation

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)
* The duties include but are not limited to the following:
* Examines, diagnoses, and treats, by surgical means, injuries and disorders of the genitourinary tract.
* Prepares and reviews case histories and obtains data through interviews.
* Examines patients and determines x-ray examinations and laboratory tests required.
* Interprets test results and evaluates examination findings.
* Directs nurses in procedures for preoperative and postoperative care such as administering sedatives, prescribing diets, and preparing operative area of patient.
* Applies surgical procedures and coordinates operation with the anesthesiologist.
* Administers and prescribes such conservative measures of treatment as antibiotics, drugs, and compresses.
* Treats patients suffering from surgical shock, postoperative hemorrhages, and other complications.
* Advises on kind and quality of urological surgery services with other medical activities.
* Instructs interns and residents in urological surgery procedures.
* Non
* Essential Duties:
* Other duties as assigned
* Supervisory Responsibilities:

What Does An Urologist Do At Virginia Commonwealth University

* Teaching
* Faculty member will have teaching responsibilities including formal lectures and case presentations to undergraduate medical students encompassing all areas of urology and applied anatomy and physiology.
* Research
* Faculty member will be expected to be an active participant in clinical trials in his/her subspecialty interest.
* Service
* Faculty member will serve on departmental and/or University committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in their field, e.g., reviewer, conference organizer, etc.
* Clinical
* The faculty member will be expected to build and maintain a busy patient centered clinical practice with focus on urologic oncology.
* This includes both inpatient and outpatient management of all urological diagnoses and operative procedures.
* Opportunities will exist for expansion of VCU Division of Urology services to outlying clinics and surrounding communities.
* Special interests or sub-specialization is encouraged.
* A multidisciplinary approach is encouraged with our colleagues in nephrology, transplant medicine, and others

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How To Become An Urologist

Physicians and surgeons have demanding education and training requirements. Almost all physicians complete at least 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and, depending on their specialty, 3 to 7 years in internship and residency programs.


Most applicants to medical school have at least a bachelor's degree, and many have advanced degrees. Although no specific major is required, all students must complete undergraduate work in biology, chemistry, physics, math, and English. Students also take courses in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, some students volunteer at local hospitals or clinics to gain experience in a healthcare setting.

Medical schools are highly competitive. Most applicants must submit transcripts, scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and letters of recommendation. Schools also consider an applicant’s personality, leadership qualities, and participation in extracurricular activities. Most schools require applicants to interview with members of the admissions committee.

A few medical schools offer combined undergraduate and medical school programs that last 6 or 7 years.

Students spend most of the first 2 years of medical school in laboratories and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, psychology, medical ethics, and the laws governing medicine. They also gain practical skills, learning to take medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses.

During their last 2 years, medical students work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians in hospitals and clinics. Through rotations in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery, they gain experience in diagnosing and treating illnesses in a variety of areas.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Physicians and surgeons need to be excellent communicators. They must be able to communicate effectively with their patients and other healthcare support staff.

Compassion. Physicians and surgeons deal with patients who are sick or injured and may be in extreme pain or distress. Physicians and surgeons must be able to treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding.

Detail oriented. Physicians and surgeons must ensure that patients are receiving appropriate treatment and medications. They must also monitor and record various pieces of information related to patient care.

Dexterity. Physicians and surgeons must be good at working with their hands. They may work with very precise and sometimes sharp tools, and mistakes can have serious consequences.

Leadership skills. Physicians who work in their own practice need to be effective leaders. They must be able to manage a staff of other professionals to run their practice.

Organizational skills. Some physicians own their own practice. Strong organizational skills, including good recordkeeping, are critical in both medical and business settings.

Patience. Physicians and surgeons may work for long periods with patients who need special attention. Persons who fear medical treatment may require more patience.

Physical stamina. Physicians and surgeons should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or turning disabled patients. Surgeons may spend a great deal of time bending over patients during surgery.

Problem-solving skills. Physicians and surgeons need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments. They need to do this quickly if a patient’s life is threatened.


After medical school, almost all graduates enter a residency program in their specialty of interest. A residency usually takes place in a hospital and varies in duration, generally lasting from 3 to 7 years, depending on the specialty.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require physicians and surgeons to be licensed; requirements vary by state. To qualify for a license, candidates must graduate from an accredited medical school and complete residency training in their specialty.

All physicians and surgeons also must pass a standardized national licensure exam. M.D.s take the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). D.O.s take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA). For specific state information about licensing, contact your state’s medical board. 

Certification is not required for physicians and surgeons; however, it may increase their employment opportunities. M.D.s and D.O.s seeking board certification in a specialty may spend up to 7 years in residency training; the length of time varies with the specialty. To become board certified, candidates must complete a residency program and pass a specialty certification exam from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).

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Urologist Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Mandarin

  • Armenian

  • Cantonese

  • Russian

  • Arabic

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Real Urologist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Urologist Samaritain Medical Center Watertown, NY Aug 01, 2015 $675,000
Urologist Pacific Urology Consultants, LLC Jul 01, 2014 $550,000
Urologist Fairmont Physicians, Inc. Fairmont, WV May 02, 2013 $550,000
Urologist Fairmont Physicians, Inc. Fairmont, WV Apr 01, 2012 $550,000
Urologist Sanford Clinic North Fargo, ND Jul 01, 2013 $500,000
Urologist Innovis Health, LLC Fargo, ND Oct 31, 2012 $500,000
Urologist Innovis Health, LLC Fargo, ND Jul 22, 2016 $500,000
Urologist Samaritan Medical Center Watertown, NY Oct 16, 2012 $500,000
Urologist Samaritan Medical Center Watertown, NY Aug 01, 2012 $500,000
Urologist Innovis Health, LLC Fargo, ND Jul 22, 2013 $500,000
Urologist Marshfield Clinic Marshfield, WI Jun 02, 2015 $363,474 -
Urologist St. Joseph Health System East Tawas, MI Dec 06, 2012 $360,000
Urologist Baystate Medical Education and Research Foundation Greenfield Town, MA Dec 27, 2009 $360,000
Urologist Wichita Urology Group, Pa Wichita, KS Jul 04, 2016 $350,000
Urologist Mississippi County Hospital System Blytheville, AR Oct 01, 2012 $350,000
Urologist Crystal Run Healthcare LLP Middletown, NY Mar 04, 2010 $350,000
Staff Urologist The Druid City Health Care Authority Tuscaloosa, AL Oct 01, 2010 $300,000
Urologist Dakota Clinic, Ltd. Fargo, ND Jan 15, 2008 $300,000
Urologist Florida Physicians Medical Group Winter Park, FL Apr 15, 2010 $300,000
Urologist University Hospitals Medical Group, Inc. Richmond Heights, OH Aug 03, 2014 $300,000
Urologist University Hospitals Medical Group, Inc. Cleveland, OH Aug 03, 2014 $300,000
Urologist Gateway Urology Pa Dover, NH Oct 15, 2009 $300,000
Urologist Pacific Urology Consultants, LLC Aug 01, 2011 $300,000
Urologist Pacific Urology Consultants LLC Jul 01, 2011 $300,000

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Top Skills for An Urologist


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Top Urologist Skills

  1. General Urological Services
  2. Bladder Scans
  3. Appointment Scheduling
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assist physician and nurse practitioner with procedures such as: cystoscopy, uroflow, biopsies and sonograms.
  • Shadow patient care Test urine Watch minor operations/procedures
  • Schedule new patients, scanned insurance and new information into electronic medical records.
  • Performed Urodynamics test on patients.
  • Tested blood for PSA, Testosterone, hematocrit, and hemoglobin levels.

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