The Department of Urology offers two elective clerkships for third to fourth-year medical students:

UROL 7200, Surgical Specialty: Urology

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.

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.

UROL 7500, Advanced Urologic Surgery

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 healthcare 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