When you train with our faculty, we’ll augment your understanding of urology, providing you with essential knowledge that you’ll tap throughout your career.
The Department of Urology conducts a comprehensive program in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate medical education. These academic endeavors are directed towards clinical and research activities, emphasizing correlates between basic sciences and clinical problems. Clinical facilities of the following hospitals are utilized for these activities: Buffalo General Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Erie County Medical Center, Millard Fillmore Hospital, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The goals of a rotation through urology are to familiarize students with the principles of diagnosis and management of common urologic disorders. Students are integrated as fully participating members of the urology team at the individual institution to which they are assigned. Students, therefore, participate in clinical rounds, the diagnostic evaluation of patients, operative procedures and clinics. It is anticipated that students will develop skills in the evaluation of imaging studies and gain an introduction to the various diagnostic techniques, including endoscopy, sonography, CT scans and MRI.
The common goals of each of the rotations are as follows:
Urology is an exciting field, and you will find during your rotations that urologists are excited about what they do every day. It is a speciality that allows for physicians to develop clinical and surgical skills and is advancing rapidly with new technologies and treatments. The video below, Why Urology?, provided by the American Urological Association, gives you a short introduction to our field.
This module in surgical specialties includes experience in both hospital and clinic based surgery. The clerkship is 4 weeks in length and includes two different 2-week rotations in the choices of Anesthesiology, ENT, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, or Urology. (Note: Ophthalmology is not offered in Blocks/Modules 1a/A or 1b/B as they do not take students those modules.)
The goal of this experience is to prepare the learner for the practice of medicine by offering an experience in the scientific basis of surgical practice and exposure to a range of surgical specialties. In this course, the learner will increase their working knowledge of the clinical practice of surgery and surgical subspecialties. The learner will be able to apply this knowledge to the patient’s complaints and design therapeutic plan.
Direct patient contact is through participation in hospital rounds, clinical practice, office practice and participation in seminars. At the onset of the course, each student is provided with a course syllabus describing the objectives and expectations (Goals Statements). Small numbers of students are assigned to the surgical specialty services. The students are expected to attend the surgical conferences at the hospital to which they are assigned. They are expected to reach and master any assigned texts and handouts.
The Student Evaluation and Education Committee assigns the grade according to the academic status policies of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Grades for the clerkship are based on completion of defined goals and clinical evaluations.
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior medical student
Modules: A-K Blocks: 1-4
Course Director: Molly Moore, MD
This rotation provides diverse experience in all of the domains of adult urology, and reflects the spectrum of urologic conditions.
Dr. Danforth, Program Director, will contact students with instructions about their rotation assignments.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior medical student.
Modules: A-K Blocks: 1-4
Course Director: Teresa Danforth, MD
Number of students: 2
Please direct questions to Dr. Danforth.
Our electives let you pursue clinical and research experiences tailored to your interests.