In this video, J. Christian Winters, MD, offers advice to young urologists interested in pursuing a career in health care administration, and also why he feels urologists are suited to these roles.
"Most urology groups remain relatively small and a new partner is someone who had better be able to get along with most of your group. If you think dating is hard, finding a partner who is a good “fit” is even harder," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
In this interview, physician executive J. Christian Winters, MD, outlines his multiple professional roles, explains how he divides his time between clinical and administrative responsibilities, and offers advice to young urologists seeking a career in leadership.
"I was overcome by the sinking notion that my career ambitions were regressing from thriving to surviving—a sentiment I know isn’t unique to my training. What may be unique, however, is how my program responded to increasingly evident signs of resident burnout," says James Anaissie, MD.
"If you’re already in training or are considering joining the field and think you will be able to be a full-time urologist, full-time father/mother, world-class athlete, and writer, and still spend 3 hours a day watching TV or hanging out with your buddies, you’re wrong," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
"Like most doctors, the majority of my day is spent handholding, counseling, relieving anxiety, and otherwise dealing with problems that aren’t necessarily medical," writes urologist Scott Donaldson, MD.
"When almost 80% of practicing urologists report that there is much more administrative workload in practice versus training and yet only 23% of residents expect this, that is a problem," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
"It is imperative that APPs are active in advocacy for issues that remove barriers and ensure direct access to patients for their services," writes Adele M. Caruso, DNP, CRNP.
Igor Sorokin, MD, presents the case of a 36-year-old female in whom two proximal stones are seen on KUB, but intraoperatively, only one stone is seen.
"There is tremendous diversity within urology, enabling clinicians to practice in a variety of ways and settings, and there is clearly a huge demand for female providers," says Mara R. Holton, MD.