Medical Student Rotation Location
- University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago
Department of Urology
University of Illinois at Chicago
820 South Wood Street (MC 955)
Suite 515-Clinical Sciences North
Chicago, IL 60612-7315
Supplemental Educational Guidelines for the Rotation
We’d like you to know how we assess you on the urology rotation. If you are rotating at an institution without residents, the attending(s) at that institution will evaluate you. If you are rotating at an institution with residents, the residents will have integral input into your evaluation. You will interact with the attendings at an institution with residents, but the residents will be a constant presence. The Department of Urology consequently relies in great part on the opinions of residents when formulating your evaluation at the end of your rotation.
You will be assessed with both objective and subjective criteria for your evaluation at the end of the rotation.
The subjective aspect of your evaluation derives mainly from your demonstration of interest in learning urology, and includes (but is not limited to) your:
- Active engagement in all available clinical activities.
- Attentiveness on rounds.
- Questions you ask of your residents and attendings.
- Preparedness for operative cases, including to :
- Know the upcoming OR schedule.
- Review the records of the patients undergoing surgery.
- Read about their urological problems in Campbell’s Urology.
- Review the procedures in a urological surgical atlas, such as Operative Urology at the Cleveland Clinic (available electronically through the UIC Library of the Health Sciences).
The objective aspect of your evaluation includes the:
- Quality of a topical presentation assigned at your residents’ and/or attendings’ discretion.
- End-of-rotation quiz.
The quiz administered at the end of your rotation will be based on the 10 core subjects and 3 videos available through the AUA National Medical Student Core Curriculum at
We recommend that you begin reviewing these materials as soon as possible during your rotation. Some of them will take a few hours to cover, and all of them contain material that will help make your rotation a more profitable experience.
Halfway through your rotation, you should query both the residents and attendings about how you are doing in the subjective aspects of your assessment. Asking the residents about your performance is especially important, as resident input is key in formulating this part of your evaluation. We expect that you will use this information to improve your educational experience.
Please note that mere presence on the urology rotation is not sufficient for a passing grade. Your future patients need you to learn the basics of urology!
The American Urological Association (AUA) National Medical Student Core Curriculum
Students will learn the core principles and practices in urology that are important for every practicing physician to know and apply throughout their medical careers, regardless of their career path.
- Core Subjects
- What is Urology?
- Acute Scrotum
- Pediatric UTI
- Adult UTI
- Urinary Stones
- Prostate Cancer/PSA
- Female Genitourinary Exam
- Male Urethral Catheterization
- Female Urethral Catheterization
- Smith’s General Urology by E. A. Tanagho, J. W. McAnich
- Pocket Guide to Urology by Jeff A. Wieder, Fourth Edition, 2010.
- Campbell-Walsh Urology by By Alan J. Wein, MD, PhD(hon), Louis R. Kavoussi, MD, Andrew C. Novick, MD, Alan W. Partin, MD, PhD and Craig A. Peters, MD