Geisinger's Department of Urology offers a four-week elective rotation. Our department provides patient care to a mixed but largely rural and stationary population, providing students exposure to a wide variety of clinical presentations of urologic disease. We provide comprehensive patient care that includes a full spectrum of urological illnesses including urinary stones, incontinence, BPH, pediatric and adult UTI, ED, acute scrotum, hematuria, and prostate cancer, with a focus on the application of new technological solutions for common urologic conditions. Students will be exposed to new minimally invasive procedures, robotic surgery, transplant surgery and cryoblation.

A sophisticated translational and clinical research program has been coupled with a vibrant clinical care program. Resources of Geisinger Health System, 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.

Apply now

Acceptance into the elective is by application only.

All applications must be submitted through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).

Contact us

Kristi Shirk, BA
Medical Education Specialist
klshirk1@geisinger.edu
570-214-3607