URO 819 Virtual Urology Sub-Internship, 4 credits

This 4-week elective will focus on learning the pathophysiology of urologic diseases, clinical management of the urologic patient in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and the surgical management of urologic diseases.

The goal of this elective is to engage medical students who have interest in urology through a virtual environment, allowing for interaction with residents and faculty, access to didactic lectures from sources across the country, as well as participate in group learning activities such as journal club and grand rounds conferences.

Students will be provided exposure to comprehensive patient care that includes a full spectrum of urological illnesses including urinary stones, incontinence, BPH, pediatric and adult UTI, ED, acute scrotum, hematuria, and prostate cancer, with a focus on the application of new technological solutions for common urologic conditions. Students will be exposed to new minimally invasive procedures, robotic surgery, endoscopy and open surgical procedures.

Students will engage in various activities within  online learning environment while interacting with a team of attendings and residents during the 4-week rotation.  This elective will be offered up to three times per year.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of SUR 700 or SUR 800  

Modules: A-K Blocks: 1-4

Number of students: 2

Course Director: Teresa Danforth, MD

Course Coordinator: Steve Crowe