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Advanced Urology – UI Health

Updated: 5/27/21

PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: M4 Students who have completed Surgery, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and OBGYN core clerkships.

The elective in urology is designed to provide the student interested in urology with an in depth exposure to the field and the day to day operations of a urology resident. The program combines practical clinical management of urologic patients and didactic lectures and study materials. All areas of urology will be covered, including urologic oncology, stone disease, infertility, microsurgery, impotence, urodynamics, and female urogynecology. Students will be expected to participate in both clinic and OR activities.


  • Perform a urologic history and examination sufficient to recognize commonly encountered urologic problems
  • Apply principles of abdominal, prostate, and external male genitalia examination required for common urologic diagnosis
  • Provide appropriate differential diagnoses for symptoms and physical findings encountered
  • Be familiar with the common diagnostic procedures utilized by urologists to diagnose urologic disease
  • Be familiar with the various urologic subspecialty areas and understand what compromises appropriate therapy for the most common urologic diseases
  • Formulate a management plan for common urologic conditions
  • Perform common urologic procedures under supervision (cystoscopy, etc)
  • Learn interpretation of common laboratory studies and diagnostic imagery (U/S, CT scan, etc.)

LEARNING ACTIVITIES: Lectures, case reviews, conferences, ward-round, outpatient evaluation, literature reviews, laboratory research, and Surgical/Robotic Wet/Dry labs that fall within the block.

ASSESSMENT: Students will receive formal mid-rotation verbal feedback from the chief resident and evaluated at the end of the rotation by the program director.

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  • Program Number

    ELEC 683

  • Program Contacts

    Program Director: Daniel Garvey, M.D.

    Program Coordinator: Namrata Sonali

  • Program Information

    Location: UI Health

    Duration: 4 Weeks
    Night Call: No
    Weekends: Yes
    Students Accepted: Min. 1  Max. 4
    House Staff Used as Faculty: No
    Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 2
    Laboratory/Independent Study: 6
    Outpatient: 30
    Inpatient: 30
    Total Hours /Week: 60