A501 Adult and Pediatric Urology (Montefiore Medical Center – Moses Campus)
The purpose of the elective is to get exposed to the field of Urologic Surgery. During the elective, the student will function as a sub-intern on the service with direct, supervised pateint care. The exposure to the field and our service will also allow for interested students who are considering Urology as a career choice to get exposed to all areas of adult and pediatric Urologic surgery with special emphasis on minimally invasive (robotic and laparoscopic and endourological) and oncologic and reconstructive surgery. The student will have ample opportunity to formulate and arrange for clinical research opportunities with individual faculty members in their areas of subspecilalty interest.
Measurable learning objectives of elective:
Proficiency in assessment of the Urologic patient and diagnostic skills
Procedural proficiency with minor urologic interventions
In-patient care of the acutely ill Urologic patient
The preoperative workup of Urologic patients with clinical follow though in the operating room
The post-operative care
Exposure to independent thinking and clinical research
Exposure to clinical data entry and database research
Suggested Reading: Smith's Textbook of Urology
Method of student feedback and evaluation: Verbal and written evaluations are provided and reviewed by course director
Nitya Abraham, MD
**Students should contact Dr. Abraham 1 week in advance for their rotation schedule.
First day students report to MMC Urology Office at MAP 5 at 8:00AM