The urological/surgical service is a combined clinic- and hospital-based adult comprehensive surgical service within Mayo Clinic hospital. Students are exposed to the complete range of adult urologic problems, from genito-urinary malignancy to the urological evaluation of incontinence. Students learn about urologic surgery, assist with clinical urology, review urological imaging studies, and examine pathological tissues removed at the time of surgery.
- Become familiar with the diagnosis of urological disease and treatment.
- Learn the basic principles of urology.
- Participate actively in surgery.
Students attend daily hospital rounds, as well as afternoon rotations in the clinic where outpatients are evaluated. They also actively participate in the operating room. Attendance at monthly tumor board meetings and participation in a monthly journal club is expected.
Method of evaluation
Consultants in urology evaluate students on a daily basis. At the end of each clerkship, this information is conveyed to the program director who writes a letter summarizing the student's performance. No formal examinations are given at the end of the clerkship. Greater emphasis is placed on daily performance toward the end of the rotation than at the beginning.