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Jeffrey Schiff, MD

Course Description: The rotation is designed so that students will become familiar with the specialty of urology and better able to make a career decision. Students participate in diagnostic evaluation of the patient and in case management. They have the opportunity to become familiar with the multiple specific diagnostic tools available to urologists and become familiar with the basic anatomy, physiology and illnesses of the urinary tract. Students participate in the endoscopic management of patients as well as have the opportunity to assist in the operating room. Daily education occurs through the supervisory attending staff. Emergency room call and attendance are part of the student's experience. During the stay, each student will be requested to prepare a short paper on a urologic subject of interest.

Duration: 2 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: Surgery Clerkship
Accepted Applications: Stony Brook Medicine

Research - Urology
Aaron E. Katz, MD, FACS

Course Description: The student will work with a faculty mentor and will be expected to speak/meet with the potential mentor prior to approval of the elective to select an appropriate project or projects. The student will spend the month in the Hospital/Department working on the project, and the student will also attend departmental meetings and teaching conferences. Given the constraints of completing a meaningful project in one month, the student may continue to work with the mentor until the project is completed. The student will work on his/her own independent research project with the goal of generating abstract(s) to be presented at national meetings, as well as, manuscripts. In addition, the student will present his/her work at bi-weekly research meetings. 

Duration: 4 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: None
Accepted Applications: Stony Brook Medicine and VSAS (MD, DO)

Urology Subinternship
Anthony Corcoran, MD

Course Description: This is a course in which the fourth year medical student is treated and expected to function at or near the level of the first year resident. Daily activities will include operating room time to assist at various surgical procedures, clinical bedside teaching rounds, the opportunity to participate in office practice in consulting surgery. The student will be assigned to a specific Attending and will follow patients under close supervision as an integral part of the surgical team. The student will be involved in the initial evaluation of Urology patients as well as ongoing management.

The student will, under supervision, have the opportunity to develop surgical skills, as appropriate, in the context of patient care, including first assist on basic cases, and experience the breadth and depth of Urologic procedures for benign disease and cancer.  Attendance and participation is expected at regularly scheduled conferences, Urology Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Tumor Board, Journal Club and other resident conferences.

Duration: 2 weeks
Max: # Students: 1
Pre-requisite: Surgery Clerkship
 Accepted Applications: Stony Brook Medicine