Duration: 4 weeks

Distribution of student's time:
30% inpatient care/operating room
50% outpatient care
20% conferences/lectures

Enrollment/Period: 3 maximum, upon availability

Average number of patients seen each week: 20

Prerequisites: Completion of core clerkship in Surgery

Clerkship Objectives:

  • Enhance knowledge and skills pertaining to interviewing, physical examination, or patient interactions, interpretation of data, clinical judgment, and procedures (i.e., foley catheterization, cystoscopy, and minor surgical procedures).
  • Increase student involvement in conferences, journal clubs.
  • Increase student use/review of the medical literature.
  • Gain the ability to perform a good urologic history and physical examination and gain familiarity with diagnosis and treatment of common urologic problems.


  • Quality of care given
  • Participation and performance in conferences
  • Level of knowledge
  • Level of skills

Methods to be used in student evaluation:

  • Observation of performance by faculty and house officers
  • Assessment of write-ups/reports
  • Presentation at end of clerkship

The student is exposed to the broad spectrum of urologic diseases, enabling him/her to recognize and treat most common urologic problems. Participation in the full clinical service is offered, including diagnostic and operative procedures. Rounds and conferences are integrated into the clerkship, and basic pathophysiology of urologic disease is stressed. An opportunity for clinical research is available for interested students.

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