Neil H. Baum, MD, presented “Ten Reasons to be Glad You Are a Urologist” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in September 2020.

How to cite: Baum, Neil H. Ten Reasons to be Glad You Are a Urologist” September 2020. Accessed Jan 2021.


GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, Professor of Urology at Tulane Medical School, shares ten reasons urologists should be glad for picking their profession. He discusses how there is an increasing demand for urologists and a decreasing supply, and the advantages of picking a profession that grants you instant credibility. Dr. Baum also discusses the financial security and personal flexibility of the profession, with urologists in the top 5% of wage earners, no mandatory retirement age, and a lifestyle that can lead to work-life balance. He also discusses opportunities available to urologists and how they can sculpt the kind of practice that you want to have. An additional bonus is the daily ego boost from the many compliments that satisfied patients give, which Dr. Baum demonstrates with his “warm fuzzies” book of patient compliments.

For more commentary from Dr. Baum, visit his Improving Your Urology Practice page.