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130.01  CIEx - Urology  (1.5 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Shindel       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. Students will attend clinic and see patients with the attending or the chief resident. Students will also scrub in OR cases and learn to open and close incisions, perform cystoscopy, basic laparoscopic, and robotic surgical skills.

130.03  CIEx - Pediatric Urology  (1.5 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): L. Baskin, S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. Students will be paired with faculty and work primarily in the clinic and operating room. In addition, students will participate in multidisciplinary patient care conferences and learn the basics of pediatric urology.

140.01  Advanced Inpatient Urology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Shindel       Prerequisite(s): Surgery 110

Restrictions: Medical student.       Activities: Block Elective

This rotation is an advanced clerkship in Urology that is based at UCSF Moffitt Hospital and the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Mission Bay campus. Students act as a sub-intern on the service and are actively involved in ward care, operative room procedures, and outpatient clinics. Attending rounds, weekly seminars with residents and a real opportunity to become an active member of the urology team.

140.02  Off-Campus Clerkship  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Shindel       Prerequisite(s): Surgery 110.

Restrictions: 4th year medical students       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Clinical clerkship in off-campus hospitals.

140.03  Advanced Urology Apprenticeship  (6 units)   Fall, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Shindel, B. Breyer       Prerequisite(s): 4th year student in good standing

Restrictions: Student's planning to apply to urology residency only       Activities: Direct - Conference, Direct - Discussion, Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This is an intensive experience working closely with the leadership of the department of urology (chair, program director, and others) using an apprenticeship model. This experience involves time in both the urology clinic and the operating room. It is intended for students who are applying for a residency in urology.

140.05  Urology Selective  (1.5 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Shindel       Prerequisite(s): 3rd or 4th year in good academic standing.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Over a 2-week elective this clerkship insures: 1) solid exposure to a variety of urologic disorders, 2) consistent exposure to urology MDs, 3) continuity of exposure over the 2 week period, 4) exposure to in-patient, out-patient and operating room activity in urology, 5) student exposure to a team of caregivers and the satisfaction of becoming a team member.

150.01  Research in Urology  (3 - 24 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Shindel       Prerequisite(s): Must be third- or fourth-year medical student.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Independent Study, Laboratory, Project

Research project under the direction of a member of the Department of Urology.

170.01  Introduction to Urology  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): A. Shindel       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: There are no restrictions       Activities: Lecture

This course is an introduction to urology and urological surgery. Students will be exposed to many aspects of urology including: oncology, trauma, reconstruction, pediatrics, infertility, andrology, transgender care, female urology/pelvic medicine, BPH/voiding dysfunction and nephrolithiasis. This lecture series presents patient cases, current research, innovative surgical techniques, and career options in urology. Students who enroll in the course will also get to observe procedures in the OR.

198  Supervised Study  (1 - 9 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Shindel       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor preceptor and approval of third- and fourth-year coordinator.

Restrictions: Medical students only       Activities: Direct - Project, Direct - Independent Study, Student - Project, Student - Independent Study

Focused study and directed reading under supervision of a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the department.