Senior Medical Students Electives
The Department of Urology offers 4 week externships for senior (4th year) medical students interested in urology and the University of Florida Department of Urology. Throughout the year, the months of July through December are typically heavily subscribed because of the urology match. Early application is suggested.
Senior medical students will experience clinical urology through working directly with the urologic residents, taking case histories, assisting in the operating room, attending conferences, seminars and demonstrations, and interacting with the attending staff.
The students who choose this rotation as an elective will participate as a member of a very busy and academic urological service at the University of Florida. He or she will become aware of the daily responsibilities of a urology resident; including education of medical students and perioperative care of the surgical patient. Students will be expected to attend all urology related conferences including Interesting Case Conference (ICC), Tumor Board, Minimal-invasive surgery/Endourology and Stone Conference, Pediatric Urology/Female and Reconstructive Urology Conference, Urology Grand Rounds, Radiology Conference, Quality Assurance and Improvement Conference and Journal Club. Furthermore; the student will be assisting in the operating rooms and seeing patients in clinic. Although the curriculum is flexible; it is expected that the student will prepare for cases and conferences as any other member of the team; and will be held accountable for these.
At the conclusion of the 4-week rotation; the student will present a 30-minute slide presentation on some aspect of Urology in the didactic format to the residents. He or she should choose a faculty mentor who will assist in the assimilation and delivery of this lecture. This lecture should be evidence-based; and articles from accredited journals should be referenced.
In order to be an effective part of the medical team students are required to review the basics of urology by reviewing the National Medical Student Curriculum provided on the AUA Website. We feel that a student reviewing this information before their arrival makes for a better overall educational experience. You can find this information at www.auanet.org.
To apply, please visit http://osa.med.ufl.edu/catalogue/visiting-medical-student-clerkships/ to review a list of documentation required by the University of Florida when applying via VSAS (Visiting Student Application System).