A urologist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating urinary tract disorders in men, women, and children, and male and female sexual dysfunction.
To become a practicing urologist, a doctor must satisfy certain requirements.
After meeting these requirements, a urologist can apply for certification from the American Board of Urology. Generally, a high-quality urologist will apply for certification within the first few years after completing training. If the urologist goes on for subspecialty training, upon completion, the urologist will seek Board certification:
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