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Urology (Minnesota)

Description

Students are assigned to specific urology consultants' services during each week of their four-week elective. They participate in morning and afternoon rounds with the urology resident and consultant on the service. Students spend half their time in the urologic clinic learning about the office practice of urology, and the other half of their time is spent in the operating room.

Students also attend academic conferences, including a:

  • Monday imaging and pathology conference
  • Thursday pediatric urology conference
  • Thursday topic-oriented journal club
  • Bimonthly genitourinary multidisciplinary cancer conference

Specific goals

  1. Formulate an approach to the workup and management of patients with urologic disease
  2. Become familiar with approaches to the management of patients with hematuria, urinary calculi, urinary tract infection and urologic neoplasms

Activity outline

Working directly with a urologic resident and consultant, students participate in morning and afternoon rounds; take histories; and perform physical examinations, ward work and operating room procedures. Students are required to attend weekly seminars, imaging conferences and journal club.

Limited exposure is available in renal transplantation, pediatrics, urodynamics and urologic prosthetics. There are opportunities for students to participate in simulation and training programs in the Department of Urology.

First week
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning
  • Imaging conference (7 a.m.)
  • Surgery and cystoscopy
Hospital rounds and clinic Surgery and cystoscopy
  • Pediatric urology conference (7 a.m.)
  • Hospital rounds and clinic
Surgery and cystoscopy
Afternoon Surgery and cystoscopy Clinic Surgery and cystoscopy
  • Clinic
  • Topic-oriented journal club (5:30 p.m.)
Surgery and cystoscopy
Second week
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning
  • Imaging conference (7 a.m.)
  • Hospital rounds and clinic
Surgery and cystoscopy Hospital rounds and clinic
  • Pediatric urology conference (7 a.m.)
  • Hospital rounds and clinic
Hospital rounds and clinic
Afternoon Clinic Surgery and cystoscopy Clinic
  • Surgery and cystoscopy
  • Topic-oriented journal club (5:30 p.m.)
Clinic

Method of evaluation

Students are evaluated at the end of the elective on their performance and grasp of assigned readings in selected topics.

  • Aug 4, 2014
  • ART588308