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Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine offers a four-week elective rotation with Geisinger's Department of Urology at Geisinger Medical Center

Our department provides patient care to a mixed but largely rural and stationary population, giving you exposure to a variety of clinical presentations of urologic disease. We provide comprehensive patient care that includes a full spectrum of urological illnesses, including urinary stones, incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, pediatric and adult UTI, erectile dysfunction, acute scrotum, hematuria and prostate cancer, with a focus on the application of new technological solutions for common urologic conditions. You’ll be exposed to new minimally invasive procedures, robotic surgery, transplant surgery and cryoablation.

We couple a sophisticated translational and clinical research program with a vibrant clinical care program. Geisinger resources, including the electronic medical record system, are available for your participation during the educational experience. You’ll also have opportunities for assistance with clinical research and publications.

You’ll be integrated into our services by becoming active in the daily care of our patients. You’ll be expected to scrub in on operative cases, participate in outpatient clinics and inpatient rounds, and take part in and contribute to scheduled conferences.

Learn about Geisinger’s Urology Residency.

Goals and objectives

  • The overall educational objective is for you 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.
  • Exposure to the surgical management of patients including preoperative, operative and postoperative care of patients
  • Training in the office practice of clinical urology with particular emphasis on the new techniques and treatment modalities
  • Techniques of urological radiology and ultrasound
  • The opportunity to learn the writing of diagnostic histories and physicals and of preoperative and postoperative orders

You’ll be under the direct supervision of the urology faculty at all times.

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Acceptance into the elective is by application only.

All applications must be submitted through Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®).

Contact us

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Megan Longenberger 
Program Manager, Health Professions Education
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