Program Coordinator: Lawrence Hakim, MD

Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 1
Time: Full time


Satisfactory completion of the core clerkship in surgery or medicine.


To give the student preliminary exposure to the evaluation of urological complaints on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.


Students are expected to do workups on inpatients and outpatients, and write orders which are countersigned by the staff. Students are assigned patients to work up and follow during their hospital stay. (Patients who are not directly assigned are available for review.)

Teaching is primarily performed on a clinical basis with direct contact between students and staff. The principles of urologic history-taking and urologic physical examination are emphasized. The principles of urinalysis as well as how to read urograms and other urologic-related radiographic studies are also taught. In the operating room, students learn the principles of cystoscopy and are given the opportunity to assist in open surgery.

Urologic books and periodicals, as well as videotapes on various urologic procedures, are available in the Medical Library.


Upon completion of the rotation, an evaluation is completed by each staff member to whom the student has been assigned. Reports are sent to deans and phase coordinators upon request.