Medical Student Clerkships

The Department of Urology offers one required and one elective clerkship for third to fourth year medical students:

Urology 7200 provides the basic principles of urology you are likely to see and encounter in a general medical practice. Register for either a two- or four-week block in this rotation.

Additionally, you must select to study either adult or pediatric urology. You should only enroll in pediatric urology if you are planning a career in urology, pediatrics or family practice. If you are planning a career in any other specialty, enroll in adult urology.

Adult urology training sites

If you elect adult urology for UROL 7200, you will spend time at the following training sites:

If you elect a two-week block for adult urology, you will select to train at one site. If you elect a four-week block, you will select two sites to train at.

Pediatric urology training sites

If you elect pediatric urology for UROL 7200, you will spend two weeks at one of the following locations:

Pediatric urology is a very popular rotation and each supervising physician is only able to accept one student per two-week rotation.

Our elective clerkship provides intense exposure to the specialty.

Your advanced three-week rotation will take place at either the VA Medical Center or the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Both sites will expose you to operative and non-operative management of all major urologic diseases, including:

  • Oncology
  • Male and female voiding dysfunction
  • Male sexual dysfunction
  • Stone disease

Through this clerkship, you function as an active, integral member of our health care team as you:

  • Have intern-like inpatient management responsibilities
  • Are exposed to multiple minimally invasive techniques such as robotic and laparoscopic surgery
  • Participate in weekly conferences
  • Actively participate in operating room activities, including laparoscopic surgical techniques
  • Learn and demonstrate some basic urologic surgical techniques and approaches