Surgical and Procedural Care is a 12-week block in Phase 2 focused on the care of adults and children undergoing an operation or procedure. This includes the perioperative preparation, operative care, and post-operative care for core clinical conditions.
Urology is a rapidly evolving technological specialty that requires surgical and diagnostic skills. Watch the video “Why Urology?” for a brief introduction to the field from the American Urological Association (AUA).
This rotation is based on the AUA Medical Student Curriculum which includes core topics that we will utilize throughout the rotation. Links to the core topics and four important videos that demonstrate the proper technique for Foley catheter insertion in men and women as well as the proper technique for performing female and male genital exams can be found here and in Canvas.
Patient care experiences take place in the clinics, emergency department, inpatient wards, inpatient and outpatient operating rooms, and procedure suites. Students also learn through attendance at our weekly Urology conferences as well as interactive small-group learning sessions and hands-on clinical training sessions designed solely for student education.
Before you start, our Educational Programs Coordinator, Anna Peacock, will email you a copy of your schedule with information about where you should be on the first day of your rotation.
Vinaya Bhatia, Director of Medical Student Programs, and Anna Peacock, Educational Programs Coordinator will meet with you for orientation during the first day of your Urology rotation. They will discuss learning objectives, give you a few suggestions and let you know how faculty provides feedback throughout the rotation.
Learn more about Phase 2 learning objectives and clinical experiences on the UWSMPH Phase 2 webpage.