UROL 7200

Surgical Specialty - Urology


Jasmine Jackson
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered



Catalog Description:  The goal of the two-week Urologic Surgery Externship is to provide students with basic principles of Urology that they are likely to see and encounter in a general medical practice. Pediatric and adult urology are available every two-week rotation. Included in pediatric urology are subjects such as the work-up of a neonatal abdominal mass, posterior urethral valves, testicular torsion, UTIs and enuresis. Subjects in adult urology include urologic emergencies, infections, hematuria, stones, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction. At the completion of the rotation the student should be able to read an IVP, place Foley catheters, and read a urinalysis.

Special Instructions:  Each location has a specific number of students it can accommodate per period. Be sure to specify your hospital preferences.

If you are signing up for a 4 week rotation, you may do 2 weeks in adult urology at one site and 2 weeks at another, but you must contact the medical student coordinator at (612) 626-9623 to arrange your pediatric rotation as stated above. You cannot do 2 weeks of adult urology and 2 weeks of pediatric urology.


View site addresses by clicking on the site name below or visiting the site codes table.

Site Code

Site Name



Clinics and Surgery Center Urology Clinic

UMMC - East Bank

Students go to both sites


Hennepin County Medical Center

Hennepin Healthcare Clinic and Specialty Center

Students go to both sites


VA Medical Center


Required session attendance:

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  M-F, 6:00am-6:00pm, no call, but one weekend of rounding experience

Direct patient care:  Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling. Note: Students must reach out to the course coordinator for approval to schedule a repeat of this course. Students cannot add a repeat on their own, so contact clsched@umn.edu for instructions to schedule. 

Course Objectives:  The UROL 7200 course provides specialty training in urological conditions commonly encountered in the primary care setting. Emphasis will be placed on a comprehensive ambulatory clinical experience. -List the differential diagnosis and define the initial diagnostic and management strategies for the following acute urological emergencies:

  • Acute Scrotum – r/o testicular torsion
  • Acute Renal colic – acute stone management
  • Acute urinary retention
  • List the differential diagnosis and define the initial diagnostic and management strategies for the following urological conditions:
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Prostate cancer
  • Demonstrate basic competency in the uncomplicated placement of a urethral (foley) catheter in males and females.

Graded Components:

  • Patient Encounter Log
  • Clinical assessment by faculty

Grading Scale:  P/N


Allow repetition of course: With approval, allow up to 2 repetition(s) totalling up to 4.0 credit(s). (Allow multiple enrollments in a single term.)

Limited to Student Type:  No

Course equivalency: N/A

Related curricular experience:

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