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Wales has a long tradition of first-class urological training, which is reflected in the current training opportunities available and excellent pass rates in the FRCS (Urol) examination.


All the training units provide core urology training with subspecialty training in selective centres. The region has a strong portfolio in oncology, robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, endourology, female/reconstructive urology and paediatric urology.

Higher surgical training in Urology is mainly based in South Wales, with the majority of trainees based at centres located along the M4 corridor. A small number of trainees rotate between North Wales centres and Merseyside.

The school continues to receive positive feedback from trainees, with many enjoying the work-life benefits of living and training in Wales. In fact, many trainees choose to take up consultant posts and spend the rest of their lives in Wales.