American Board of Urology
Charlottesville, VA 22911
A urologist, also known as a genitourinary surgeon, focuses on diagnosing and treating disorders of the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males. This specialist manages non-surgical problems such as urinary tract infections and benign prostatic hyperplasia, as well as surgical problems such as the surgical management of cancers, the correction of congenital abnormalities, and correcting stress incontinence.
Training required prior to initial board certification
Five (5) years
Board eligible period (+practice requirement)
Six (6) years
To become certified in a particular subspecialty, a physician must be Board Certified by the American Board of Urology and complete additional training as specified by the Member Board.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
This subspecialist provides consultation and comprehensive management in cases involving complex benign pelvic conditions, lower urinary tract disorders, and pelvic floor dysfunction. Comprehensive management includes those diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary for the total care of the patient with these conditions and complications resulting from them.
A pediatric urologist is trained to diagnose, manage, treat, and prevent urologic disorders in children. Such disorders include undescended testes, congenital abnormalities of the genitourinary tract, underdeveloped genitalia and difficulties with urination.
Lifelong learning requirements
- Complete 90 CME credits relevant to Urology
- 30 of the 90 CME credits are required to be AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- Evidence of Self-Assessment is demonstrated by the online completion of a Practice Assessment Protocol (PAP) two times throughout the 10-year MOC cycle.