M4 Students

The Department of Urology offers a four-week elective to the M4 student. This elective is geared toward those students showing a serious interest in pursuing a urologic residency. For this reason, students who plan to apply to Northeast Ohio Medical University Urology Residency Program are highly encouraged to participate in this elective. This four-week elective is offered only on the Akron campus under the approval of the program director.

Elective Goals

  • increase the student’s understanding of the scope of urology, including histories and physicals on in- and outatients, ambulatory care evaluation and participation in surgical cases
  • initiate the student into reading about specific urologic diseases and problems
  • achieve a deeper understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of urologic disease.

Elective Requirements

  • participation in the on-call schedule
  • daily rounds and duties as dictated by the chief resident
  • surgical scrubbing
  • participation in all GU conferences and journal clubs
  • a PowerPoint presentation during Wednesday Grand Rounds on a focused urologic topic as directed by the chief resident or an attending physician.


After your elective is approved, you will receive a schedule with where to report, times, important phone numbers, etc., approximately two weeks prior to your elective.  If you don’t receive a schedule within a week of your start date, contact Kimberly Stakleff, Ph.D. at 330.535.5173.


Kimberly Stakleff
Phone: 330.344.8286
Email: staklek@ccf.org

Department Chair

Raymond A. Bologna, M.D
Phone: 330.344.8286
Email: bolognR2@ccf.org

Department of Urology

College of Medicine at NEOMED