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Medical Students

Information for UIC medical students and visiting students can be found here.

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University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago
Department of Urology
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:

  1. Active engagement in all available clinical activities.
  2. Attentiveness on rounds.
  3. Questions you ask of your residents and attendings.
  4. Preparedness for operative cases, including to :
  5. Know the upcoming OR schedule.
  6. Review the records of the patients undergoing surgery.
  7. Read about their urological problems in Campbell’s Urology.
  8. 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 a topical presentation assigned at your residents’ and/or attendings’ discretion.

To prepare for your time with us, we recommend that you begin reviewing the materials from the AUA National Medical Student Core Curriculum 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!

Curriculum Heading link

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
  • Incontinence
  • BPH
  • ED
  • Hematuria
  • Prostate Cancer/PSA

Supplemental Reading

  • 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


  • Female Genitourinary Exam
  • Male Urethral Catheterization
  • Female Urethral Catheterization

Visiting Students Heading link

We welcome visiting medical students to participate in a urology rotation at our main medical center located in the Illinois Medical District, the largest urban medical district in the country. Taught by innovative faculty and residents, you will gain exposure to a variety of urological specialties such as urologic oncology, reconstructive urology, pediatric urology, Robotic surgery, infertility, etc. You may also have the opportunity to participate in many active research projects within the department.

The Illinois Medical District is located just west of the Loop in Chicago and is surrounded by many vibrant neighborhoods, including Little Italy. Temporary housing is easy to find and the university can assist students in finding short-term rentals in the area. Students will have easy access to the city and all it has to offer, from free concerts at Millennium Park to the famous Taste of Chicago.

Visiting medical students from US schools apply through VSAS.

For assistance in applying and more information, please check the College of Medicine International Visiting Students webpage.

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