Faculty Member

Specialty Administrators in Surgical Affairs

Urology

Teresa Byrne

Urology

Urology is a surgical specialty that deals with the treatment of conditions involving the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Specialists in the field of urology are called urologists, healthcare professionals who are trained to diagnose, detect and treat this group of disorders and diseases.

Traditionally Urology has had a smaller number of trainees compared to other specialities with training concentrated to 8 hospitals in Ireland. One of the major benefits of urology training in Ireland is that a trainee will rotate through at least 4 of the 8 major academic urology units during the scheme.

As a Urology Trainee on a specialist scheme one gets the opportunity to not only learn core urology procedures but to also gain experience in the various urology sub-specialities from experienced trainers. With an excellent annual meeting nationally, trainees have the opportunity to present original research. Research projects from Irish urology departments are also routinely presented at international meetings such as the European Association of Urology as well as the American Association of Urology. Publications from Irish trainees in major impact factor Urology journals are also not uncommon.