6) Clinic. The majority of urology is practiced in the office setting. Not only can most urologic illnesses be treated medically, but surgical cases come out of clinic. The juxtaposition of clinical and surgical practices is one of the unique aspects of urology. Clinic entails diagnosing urologic diseases, differentiating who needs surgery from who doesn't, initiating medical treatment, and often discussing very personal issues. The opportunity to establish long-term relationships with patients and become an important part of their lives can be a very attractive part of urology for some people. Keep in mind that clinic is the center of nearly every urologic practice.