Surgery * Elective Course Description

ourse Name: Urologic Surgery
Course Number: SU-414
Elective Type: B1 
Coordinator(s): Jennifer Yates, M.D.
Contact:  Christine Vigeant  Christine.Vigeant@umassmed.edu
Department: Surgery
Sites Available:

UMMHC- Memorial Campus 90%
and University Campus 10%
Months Offered: E1-M10
Number of Students / Month: Variable 
Prerequisites: 4th year medical student 

Elective Description: The student will gain exposure to inpatient and outpatient adult and pediatric Urology, working with both residents and attending faculty.The elective is continuum of the third year clerkship with increased responsibility in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative surgical care.  The student may participate in on-going housestaff activities including admission work-ups, night call, emergency and operating experience. Responsibilities of the medical student will include participating in outpatient and inpatient surgeries, evaluating patients in the emergency room and outpatient clinic setting, inpatient call, and rounding on inpatients and consults. The student will get exposure to a variety of operative cases, ranging from outpatient minor procedures in the office to major open abdominal surgery and laparoscopic/robotic surgery. At the end of the rotation, the student is expected to prepare and present a ten minute discussion on a urologic topic of their choosing. Evaluations of the student will be performed by the attending faculty and residents.

The student will select a single Attending surgeon to work with in a specific specialty.  The student will accompany the Attending in clinic, as well as during in-patient care.  The elective is continuum of the third year clerkship with increased responsibility in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative surgical care.  The student may participate in on-going housestaff activities including admission work-ups, night call, emergency and operating experience.  Responsibilities of the student will be assigned by the Attending.  These would involve doing histories and physicals on patients and under supervision, ordering specific investigations and participating in the patient’s total care.  The student will get a broad exposure to procedures in that specialty.  The student will be encouraged to prepare at least one presentation during the rotation.  Evaluation will be done by the Attending surgeon and by residents rotating on that Attending’s team if appropriate.  The student will be encouraged to function at the level of an intern.

Note: NA
Location:   Memorial and University Campuses
Website: http://www.umassmed.edu/surgery/ 
 
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