The outpatient department of each of the participating institutions is utilized for resident education. The resident objectives for participation in all of the outpatient clinics are to learn the methods for evaluation of new urologic patients, to develop diagnostic and treatment plans for both inpatient and outpatient urologic problems, and to learn continuity of care through follow-up of both inpatients and outpatients. The organization and operation of the clinics at the University hospital will be described in detail and a brief description of the other sites will follow to denote any differences.

UI Hospital & Cancer Center Clinic

The University of Illinois Outpatient Clinical Care Center and Urology Cancer Clinic are located across Wood Street from the University hospital. The adult urology clinics are staffed by attending physicians, Dr. Abern, Dr. Kocjancic and Dr. Moreira. The residents see patients under direct supervision of both the chief resident and attending physician. With six-month rotations, residents have the opportunity to follow clinic patients to the hospital or outpatient surgical setting and to follow-up care in the clinic. The clinic has facilities for the residents to be trained in routine procedures such as flexible cystoscopy, trans-rectal ultrasonography and prostate needle biopsy.

UI Urology Clinic, Concourse Level of UI Hospital

Attending physicians and residents evaluate and treat patients at the Urology Clinic in Suite C100. General urology is coordinated by Dr. Garvey and Dr. Mima. Dr. Ohlander focuses on male infertility. Dr. Crivellaro addresses complex urologic issues necessitating percutaneous, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Dr. Kocjancic concentrates on pelvic health and coordinates reconstructive urologic surgery.  Urologic oncology is addressed by Dr. Abern and Dr. Moreira. The department APN’s provide a multitude of peri-operative services and patient education. In addition, the clinic is equipped to perform simple and complex urodynamic tests, transrectal ultrasonography and transrectal prostate biopsies and minor surgical procedures, such as vasectomy and biopsy and/or fulguration of genital lesions.

UI Center for Urology

The University Center for Urology is located on North Michigan Avenue, three miles from campus, and is used primarily for infertility practice (70% fertility, 30% general urology). This clinic has an attached surgicenter and is staffed by four attendings and an infertility fellow. Residents participate in a urodynamic clinic, and perform and interpret urodynamic studies. Patients undergoing surgery at this clinic are followed pre-, intra- and post-operatively by the fellow under direct supervision of a faculty member.