Medical Students

Urology is a surgical sub-specialty that encompasses a wide range of both surgical and medical issues. Urologists specialize in diseases of the urinary tract and associated organs. Thus, they tackle an array of challenging problems including all forms of genitourinary oncology (renal cell CA, prostate CA, transitional cell CA, testicular tumors, etc.), benign prostatic hypertrophy, male sexual dysfunction, male infertility, renal stone disease, pelvic and renal trauma, chronic bladder conditions, incontinence, voiding dysfunction, congenital GU defects, vesicourethral reflux, and perineal reconstruction.

Medical student preceptorships are an integral part of our teaching activities. Medical students rotate on the urology service of our hospital and our clinic offices. Consists of a four-week period during which students are involved in an overview of urology and it's subspecialties through daily clinics, ward work, and participation in the operating theater.

Candidates:  Senior students of Shahid Beheshti medical school

The objectives of this rotation are primarily to expose the students to an intensive experience managing urologic conditions and further your understanding of what a career in urologic surgery will entail. During your month on the service, we expect you to function as a direct member of the house staff team to which you are assigned. In addition you will be assigned on a daily basis to attend in both the operating room as well as in the cystocopy suite on a rotational basis. These assignments will be made by the Chief Residents and will involve exposure to all components of adult urology including urologic oncology, endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. Outpatient experiences will be available via the daily urology clinic as well.

During your time with us you will be evaluated based on your professionalism, willingness to learn, interaction with patients and staff, as well as growth in your fund of knowledge. You will be required to prepare and present three formal history and physical exam of your choosing based on clinical cases in which you were involved.

Students will be encouraged to attend all scheduled didactic conferences and Grand Rounds. The students are expected to participate in the work-up of the new office patients that will eventually be admitted to the hospital for definitive therapy.

Key Responsibilities of the student

To attend rounds and surgery, attend Tutorials and to attend Didactic Resident Conferences. In addition, to prepare and present a chosen topic usually at the completion of the rotation.

The recommended urology text is entitled "Smith's General Urology", edited by Tanagho and McAninch and Iranian text book of urology. We have suggested this texts since medical students request us to suggest a text. However, any general urology textbook will suffice.

Every effort is made to provide students with as much personal contact with faculty and residents as is possible and appropriate for positive patient care. The daily clinics of the various faculties give students a broad exposure to ambulatory urological care and provide them with an opportunity to take urologic histories and physicals, and have some exposure to genitourinary oncology, endourology, female urology, infertility and impotence and pediatric urology. Students are expected to take part in patient ward care and to attend at surgery on those patients observed on the ward. Students are expected to attend weekly patient care conferences, research conferences, Journal Club, and Grand Rounds and read suggested literature.

Method of Evaluation

The Urology attending staff and residents provide information leading to an overall evaluation of the student which is based on performance, fund of knowledge, histories and physicals, interest, response to instruction, behavior and interpersonal relationships, professional demeanor and reliability and maturity on a scale ranging from outstanding to inadequate. In addition a final exam at the end of program evaluate students urologic knowledge.