Specialty training in urology takes at least five years: during this time, you will rotate annually to different hospitals within a region. At the end of this time, you need to be fully competent in the surgical procedures you are expected to do as a Consultant.
You also have to complete the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons examination in urology (FRCS Urol) before gaining your certificate of completion of training.
During specialty training, there may be opportunities to take time “out-of-programme” for family, research, or experience, and trainees can choose to work less than full time (LTFT).
Once you have gained your certificate of completion of training (CCT), it can be a time for doing fellowship placements to increase subspecialty knowledge, before applying for a Consultant post. More details about all these options are shown below: