The Department of Urology provides clinical and research training to third and fourth year medical students, both as part of the regular medical curriculum and in the form of electives.
Third Year Medical Students
During the two week "selective" rotation, students are given the freedom to craft their experience between a primarily surgical experience or a primarily outpatient clinical experience. Students may also choose to follow their patients in the hospital on wards. Because residents in urology take "home call", we do not expect students on urology rotations to be on call, but students may elect to stay for after-hours cases if work-hour requirements are met.
Fourth Year Medical Students
Students interested in a more intensive urology experience may choose to enroll in a fourth year elective for 4 weeks. Most students prefer the 4th year Sub-Internship elective, consisting of close, hands-on training and preparation to become a urology resident. Special studies rotation in urology is available as a mentorship model research training experience. This generally requires a relationship with the department and an expectation to work on a particular project, however interested students should contact the course director for more information on the course and possible research topics. Finally, for students who are not planning on pursuing a urology residency, but would like in-depth exposure to urology none-the-less, there is a 4 week inpatient/outpatient elective available for students in their fourth year of education.
Students from other medical schools are welcome and encouraged to enroll in any 4 week elective in urology. Please contact Melissa Trimble, Senior Administrative Assistant 405-271-6966 ext 46116.