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Overview: Many of the most dramatic recent advances in surgery, preventative medicine and patient education have occurred in the field of Urology. In addition to reservists and their families, many service retirees are treated in military hospitals and require the skills of highly trained urologists.
- Examine and treat injuries and disorders of the genitourinary tract by surgical and conservative means
- Manage urological surgery services
- Instruct interns and residents in urological surgery procedures
- Serve as a consultant on urology
For entry into this specialty:
- Doctor of medicine degree or a doctor of osteopathy degree from an approved school of medicine or osteopathy
- Current enrollment in an urology residency program acceptable to the Surgeon General, HQ USAF.
- For those without a prior military service commission, the first step is completion of Commissioned Officer Training (COT). This 5 week course at Maxwell AFB, AL will familiarize you with military life, your role as an officer and military healthcare.