Program Coordinator: Lawrence Hakim, MD
Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 1
Completion of all core clerkships. Open to senior medical students.
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 co-signed 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.
Evaluations will be distributed by the MSE department to the preceptor at the end of the rotation.