Clinical Rotations

Chicago
Overview 

 

Urology residents at Rush University Medical Center gain substantial experience in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of all urologic pathologies. Our program emphasizes a graduated and customized learning experience for the young physician to prepare him or her to enter either private practice or academics.

Residents have clinical rotations in all urologic subspecialties. Rotations are 4 weeks long. All rotations consist of both inpatient and outpatient care. Residents provide care for patients on each service at the bedside, in the clinic as well as in the operating room. Our urology faculty educate our residents in all of these settings. Residents typically spend ½ to 1 day in clinic and 4 days in the operating room. In addition to the education received during patient care, residents actively participate in several weekly service-specific conferences led by our faculty.

Intern Rotations

In accordance with ACGME requirements, first year urology residents spend rotations in both urology and non-urology services. Each intern rotation is one month long and exposes our new residents to many different services in urologic surgery. Interns play an integral role in managing patient care on the floor, in clinics, and in the operating room. The education interns receive in rotations is supplemented by the intern skills curriculum that is held throughout the year.

Interns complete rotations on the following services:

  • Rush Basic Urology and Patient Care 
  • Cook County General Surgery/Trauma
  • Rush Pediatric Surgery
  • Rush Transplant surgery 
  • Rush Colorectal 
  • Rush Acute Care
  • Rush Night Float
  • Rush Interventional radiology 
  • Rush Nephrology 
PGY-2 Rotations

6-7 months at Rush

  • Endourology: Basic transurethral procedures, basic ureteroscopic procedures
  • Minor open surgeries
  • Rush surgery center: microscopic, penile straightening and prosthetics

5-6 months at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

  • Transurethral procedures, Ureteroscopy, assisting major robotic/open oncology
  • Vasectomies, transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy of the prostate, felixible cystoscopy
PGY-3 Rotations

4 months at Rush University Medical Center

  • Complex endoscopy: transurethral resection of bladder tumor, greenlight vaporization of the prostate, advanced ureteroscopic procedures.
  • Open surgery: hydrocelectomies, spermatocelectomies, orchiectomy, penile excision and graft, tunica albuginea plication

2 months at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

  • Minimally Invasive Surgeries- Robotic assisted ureteral reimplant, Robotic assisted pyeloplasty, Robotic assisted urachal remnant excision
  • Laparoscopic: laparoscopic orchiopexy
  • Open surgery: Hypospadias repair, prosthetics, tunica albuginea plication, orchiopexy, major genitourinary reconstruction

6 months at Rush Oak Park Hospital

  • Complex endoscopy: transurethral resection of bladder tumor, greenlight vaporization of the prostate, advanced ureteroscopic procedures.
  • Open surgery: hydrocelectomies, spermatocelectomies, orchiectomy, penile excision and graft, tunica albuginea plication
PGY-4 Rotations 

6 months at Rush University Medical Center

  • Advanced endoscopy: transurethral resection of bladder tumor, transurethral resection of the prostate, percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
  • Major open/laparoscopic/robotic and reconstructive surgery

6 months at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

  • Major open/laparoscopic/robotic oncology
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy, transurethral resection of prostate, transurethral resection of bladder, greenlight photovaporization of prostate, prosthesis, traum
    PGY-5 Rotations 

    12 months at Rush University Medical Center

    • Major open/laparoscopic/robotic and reconstructive surgery
    • Lead and manage the urology service
    • Academic schedule