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    High demand for academic urology positions, according to survey

    Results indicate strong interest in applicants with robotic, subspecialty training

    Washington—Results from a survey of members of the Society of University Urologists (SUU) highlight the current work force shortage in academic urology and provide information that is instructive for both academicians and urologists-in-training who are planning their career, said Joshua Langston, MD, at the 2013 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in Washington.

    “Existing within the projected work force shortages in urology is specific concern about the quality and sustainability of our academic work force. The findings from our survey help leaders in academia understand the existing needs, as well as assess the impact of clinical trends, such as robotics, and health care reform pressures on the future of academic practice,” said Dr. Langston, the study’s first author and chief urology resident at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

    “In addition, the survey results provide a broader view of the opportunities and qualifications being sought for academic positions. Such information should be useful to residents who may otherwise have a limited perspective based on their personal single-institution experience,” added Dr. Langston, who worked on the research with Raj S. Pruthi, MD, Culley Carson, III, MD, and colleagues.



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