The following classes are offered by University Hospitals Department of Urology and offered for all medical students.
Urologic Surgery Core Clerkship
This clerkship consists of a one-week rotation within University Hospitals Urology Institute during the third year, general surgery core clerkship as an elective. During this rotation, the student will have the opportunity to see patients in both the clinic and operating room settings.
Core skills such as the evaluation of the urology patient, Foley catheterization, and basic surgical technique will be introduced. Students are evaluated at the conclusion of this rotation based on their level appropriate professionalism, ability to obtain and synthesize information regarding patients and their urologic conditions, as well as their commitment to the rotation.
Course length: 1 week
- UROL 4000A: Urological Externship (University Hospitals)
This externship is an opportunity for medical students to gain additional exposure to the field of urology. During this two or four-week elective rotation, students will spend time on the inpatient urology services (adult and/or pediatric), as well as participate in outpatient clinics directly with staff urologists. Students will be expected to participate in surgical procedures, contribute to daily inpatient care, take part in the management of patients in the outpatient setting, and attend designated education conferences. At the end of this rotation students will receive a grade based on their professionalism, level-appropriate clinical and skills, comprehension of urologic diseases, as well as their commitment to the rotation. Students interested in pursuing a career in urology, or obtaining recommendations from faculty members for residency applications, are strongly encouraged to complete the four-week acting internship. Prerequisites: Completion of Core Clerkship in Surgery.
- UROL 4001A: Urology Acting Internship (University Hospitals)
The Acting Internship provides an opportunity for medical students to gain additional clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of patients with urologic diseases, as well as enhance medical knowledge of various urologic conditions. Students will be expected to contribute to patient care in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as participate in all resident and medical student teaching conferences. During this rotation, students will spend two weeks in Adult Urology (General Urology, Oncology, and Reconstructive Urology), one week in Pediatric Urology, and one week in Female Urology. While rotating on these services, students will be expected to maintain primarily responsibility for patient care under the supervision of residents and faculty. Other than open surgery, students will also gain exposure to endourologic and minimally-invasive surgical techniques (laparoscopy and robotic) regularly utilized in urology. By the end of the rotation students will have gained a thorough understanding of the field of urology, from book knowledge to clinical practice, and refined their patient diagnosis and physical exam skills, as well as surgical skills. The end-of-rotation grade will be based upon performance throughout the entire rotation, with particular weight on professionalism, clinical diagnosis and patient are skills, level-appropriate surgical skills, competency in urologic knowledge (based upon completion of assigned readings and end-of-rotation exam), Grand Rounds presentation, and commitment to the rotation. Students who are interested in applying for residency programs in Urology, particularly those students at CWRU, are strongly encouraged to complete this Acting Internship.
We ask that non-CWRU visiting students DO NOT contact departments directly. If you have any questions, please email the visiting student coordinator, Erin Zawolowycz, at Erin.Zawolowycz@uhhospitals.org.
Visiting Medical Student and Observer Policy
The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Department of Urology provides clinical electives and acting internships for students enrolled in medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) as well as approved international medical schools.
Non-Case Western Reserve University students may participate in electives and acting internships only if space is available. Only students who are in good standing in their own medical schools will be accepted. Visiting Students interested in a rotation in Urology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center may apply through VSLO. Case Western Reserve University SOM students should continue to register through the Case SOM Registrar’s Office.
We are no longer accepting observers.