SU518M.J

Adult and Pediatric Urology

Sites: BWH, BCH
Director(s): Erik Alexander, Michael Kurtz
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Monthly
Location: MULTI - Multi-site (J)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: This course gives students broad exposure to reconstructive techniques and urologic disease in adults and children. For three weeks the students will rotate on the urology service at Brigham & Women's Hospital, and for one week the students will rotate at Boston Children's Hospital. The students will have access to robotic, laparoscopic, and abdominal ultrasound simulators in a dedicated simulation lab. The experience includes opportunities for rotation in the operating room, general and oncology clinics, multidisciplinary speciality clinics (spina bifida, bladder exstrophy, urolithiasis), and urodynamics. Special emphasis is given to genitourinary reconstruction for acquired and congenital disease. A 20-minute presentation on a urologic topic of the student's choice is to be given at the end of the rotation to trainees and faculty. The students will also have the opportunity to attend research conferences and assist in available projects.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
The presentation in the area of the student's interest will be supervised by a faculty member. Research into primary literature as well as consensus statements and guidelines is encouraged. Attendance of clinical research meetings will allow first-hand exposure to principles of biostatistics and epidemiology.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: The student demonstrates uniformly exemplary preparedness for surgical cases in knowledge of the disease pathophysiology being treated, the relevant anatomy, the surgical approach, and the patient's history. The talk at course completion is extraordinary in its depth of research and quality of presentation. Honors: The student demonstrates excellent preparedness for surgical cases in knowledge of the disease pathophysiology being treated, the relevant anatomy, the surgical approach, and the patient's history. The talk at course completion is very good in its depth of research and quality of presentation. Satisfactory: The student demonstrates preparedness for surgical cases in knowledge of the disease pathophysiology being treated, the relevant anatomy, the surgical approach, and the patient's history. The talk at course completion is adequate in its depth of research and quality of presentation. Unsatisfactory: The student fails to demonstrate preparedness for surgical cases in knowledge of the disease pathophysiology being treated, the relevant anatomy, the surgical approach, and the patient's history. The talk at course completion is inadequate in its depth of research and quality of presentation.