Acceptance into the elective is by application only.
All applications must be submitted through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).
A sophisticated translational and clinical research program has been coupled with a vibrant clinical care program. Resources of Geisinger, including the electronic medical record system, are made available for student participation during the educational experience. Opportunities for assistance with clinical research and publications are available.
The rotating medical student will be integrated into our services by becoming active in the daily care of our patients. Medical students will be expected to scrub in on operative cases, participate in outpatient clinics and inpatient rounds, and take part in and contribute to scheduled conferences.
Goals & Objectives
The overall educational objective for the rotating student is to become familiar with the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of urologic illness and to be introduced to the methods used to critically evaluate the modalities for treating those illnesses.
- Students will be exposed to the surgical management of patients including preoperative, operative and postoperative care of patients.
- Students will be trained in the office practice of clinical urology with particular emphasis on the new techniques and treatment modalities.
- Students will become acquainted with the techniques of urological radiology and ultrasound.
- Students will have the opportunity to learn the writing of diagnostic histories and physicals and of pre-operative and post-operative orders.
The student will be under the direct supervision of the urology faculty at all times.