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Urology (Minnesota)

Description

Students are assigned to a specific urology consultant(s) during their four- to eight-week elective. They participate in morning and afternoon rounds with the urology resident and consultant. Students spend half their time in the urologic clinic learning about the office practice of urology; the other half of their time is spent in the operating room. Students also attend academic conferences, including the Monday Imaging Conference, Thursday Pediatric Urology Conference, Thursday Topic-Oriented Journal Club, and a monthly 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

Students work directly with a urologic resident and consultant. They 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, X-ray conferences, and journal club. Limited exposure is available in renal transplantation, pediatrics, urodynamics and urologic prosthetics. Opportunity is available for students to participate in simulation and training programs in the Department of Urology.

First Week

Morning (AM)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

7:00 Imaging Conference
Surgery and Cystoscopy

Hospital Rounds and Clinic Surgery and Cystoscopy 7:00 Pediatric Urology Conference
Hospital Rounds and Clinic
Surgery and Cystoscopy

Afternoon (PM)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Surgery and Cystoscopy Clinic Surgery and Cystoscopy Clinic

5:30 Topic-Oriented Journal Club

Surgery and Cystoscopy

Second Week

Morning (AM)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:00 Imaging Conference
Hospital Rounds and Clinic
Surgery and Cystoscopy Hospital Rounds and Clinic 7:00 Pediatric Urology Conference
Hospital Rounds and Clinic
Hospital Rounds and Clinic

Afternoon (PM)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Clinic Surgery and Cystoscopy Clinic
  1. Surgery and Cystoscopy
  2. 5:30 Topic-Oriented Journal Club
Clinic

Method of evaluation

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

  • ART588308