Dr Arshvin Kesavan, NUHS Urology Residency Programme, 2016 Cohort
"The NUHS Urology Residency Programme is more than just a place of work. It is a family built around providing excellent care, progressing the field and personal growth.
The specialties within medicine are vast and cater to every type of inherent talent. Yet, for those who find themselves gravitating towards a surgical calling, Urology ticks a lot of the right boxes. The array of surgeries is large and includes open, laparoscopic, robotic and endoscopic approaches to the genitourinary tract. Life is never monotonous as aside from acquiring these various surgical skills in theatre, a resident’s week will include clinics, shock wave lithotripsy, image guided prostate biopsies, cystoscopies, handling emergencies and managing inpatients. There is a steady stream of new technologies and devices, providing us with new options for old problems.
NUHS Urology also provides a well-developed infrastructure and experienced mentors to guide the academic interest of young specialists in training. Deep thinking and the questioning of dogmas are encouraged together with a strong culture of innovation.
As a surgeon, there is no escaping the fact that a significant amount of time will be at work with the same colleagues. Yet at NUHS Urology, we still choose to spend many evenings together socially which objectively reflects how we feel about each other. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a Resident and if I could do it again, I would choose the same Residency Programme without any hesitation."