American Urological Association - Who Should Practice Urology


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Who Should Practice Urology

The American Urological Association, Inc. (AUA), in an effort to ensure the public's general welfare by promoting the improvement of urologic patient care, recommends that patients of any age suffering from genitourinary tract diseases be cared for primarily by physicians who:

  • have met the urologic residency training requirements of the American Board of Urology (ABU) (or the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) in Canada or the Quebec College of Physicians or the certifying Board for Urology in the country where practicing within the geographic boundaries of the AUA) within four years after completion of their residency program, and
  • are either in the process of completing or have successfully completed the qualifying and certifying examination, or recertification examination of that Board.

Board of Directors, September 1980
Board of Directors, September 1987 (Revised)
Board of Directors, May 1990 (Revised)
Board of Directors, April 1995 (Revised)
Board of Directors, January 2001 (Revised)
Board of Directors, October 2006 (Revised)
Board of Directors, February 2013 (Reaffirmed)



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