The Department of Urology offers a one- or two-week elective for M3 students during their eight-week surgery rotation. The M3 elective is offered on all three campuses.
The goal of this rotation is to provide an introduction for the student into the surgical subspecialty of urology and to acquaint the student with:
- the scope of urology as a surgical subspecialty including surgical, inpatient, emergency room and ambulatory care exposure
- exposure to various diseases of the genitourinary tract, their pathophysiology, evaluation and treatment
- achieve basic understanding of various urologic imaging techniques
- review the anatomy and physiology of the genitourinary tract.
On the Akron campuses, the chief resident in urology serves as the supervisor for this M3 rotation and, as such, is the major evaluator of student performance. The department chair also evaluates student performance. There is no on-call requirement for this rotation.