Clinical Phase Curriculum

Clinical Phase Curriculum

UROL-905 AHEC ROTATION IN UROLOGY (1.0-16.0)

Prerequisites: 4th year standing. Clinical experience will be obtained in various Urology practices in rural Kentucky. The student will be encouraged to participate in the community to gain an understanding of how the community characteristics affect medical care delivery.

Goal: The goal of the elective is for the student to be a participant in all the activities involved in the private practice of an urologist in a rural area.

Method of Evaluation: Observation of performance.


UROL-906 CLINICAL ELECTIVE IN THE LOUISVILLE AREA (1.0-16.0)

Prerequisites: 4th year standing. This elective will allow the student to obtain a clinical experience in the private practice of a community urologist. The private practice must be approved by the Department Course Director following the “Regulations Governing Off-Campus Electives/Rotations” described in the General Information section of the Clinical Phase Curriculum Program Booklet.

Goal: The goal is for the student to be a participate in all activities involved in the private practice of an urologist.

Method of Evaluation: Observation of performance.


UROL-907 CLINICAL ELECTIVE OUTSIDE OF THE LOUISVILLE AREA (1.0-16.0)

Prerequisites: 4th year standing. A clinical experience may be obtained in an approved program in Urology under the supervision of the faculty of a duly recognized educational or research institution. This rotation would be especially useful for those students planning a career in urology and wishing to experience another institution first-hand. The program must be approved by the Department of Urology following the “Regulations Governing Off-Campus Elective/Rotations” described in the General Information section of the Clinical Phase Program Book.

Method of Evaluation: Subjective by attending physician.


UROL-911 UROLOGY (1.0-16.0)

Prerequisites: 4th year standing. The medical student will be exposed to common urologic problems, such as, stones, oncology, infection and congenital anomalies in both adults and children.

Goal: Understand the basic structure of inpatient as well as outpatient urology practice.

Method of Evaluation: Observation of performance in daily participation on rounds, O.R. and in clinics. Give an oral presentation of a subject to the faculty and residents.


UROL-912 INTRODUCTION TO UROLOGY

Prerequisites: 3rd year standing. The medical student will participate as a member of the urology team in the clinics, wards, and operating rooms. The student will learn how to evaluate and work up most basic urologic problems. They will learn the basic biology of urologic conditions and diseases. They will learn basic urologic clinical skills such as a physical exam and urinary catheter placement. They will observe urologic surgery and participate at the appropriate level in the operating room.

Method of Evaluation: A 30 minute oral presentation on a urology topic of the students’ choice will be required.