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Jeffrey T. Schiff, MD
Aaron Katz, MD

Course Description: The rotation is designed so that students will become familiar with the specialty of urology in an inpatient and outpatient setting to better able to make a career decision. Students participate in diagnostic evaluation of the patient and in case management. They have the opportunity to become familiar with the multiple specific diagnostic tools available to general and specialty urologists and become familiar with the basic anatomy, physiology and illnesses of the urinary tract. Students participate in the endoscopic management of patients as well as have the opportunity to assist in the operating room. Daily education occurs through the faculty and voluntary attending staff. Emergency room consult evaluation and attendance at academic conferences are part of the student's experience. During the stay, each student will be requested to prepare a short paper on a urologic subject of interest.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: Completion of the General Surgery Clerkship

Urology Research
Aaron Katz, MD

Course Description: The student will work with a faculty mentor. The student will be expected to speak/meet with the potential mentor prior to approval of the elective, and to select an appropriate project or projects. The student will spend the month in the Hospital/Department working on the project, and the student will also attend as departmental meetings and teaching conferences. Given the constraints of completing a meaningful project in one month, the student may continue to work with the mentor until the project is completed.

Duration: 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 2
Pre-requisite: None
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