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2020-2021 Elective Title: 93UR710 — UROLOGIC CANCER PRECEPTORSHIP


This course utilizes a one on one relationship with specific urology faculty with an emphasis on the evaluation, treatment, and management of 4 urologic malignancies treated at Indiana University. Students will spend one week with Dr Michael Koch focusing on prostate cancer, Dr Hristos Kaimakliotis and bladder cancer, Dr Ronald Boris and renal cancer, and Dr Clint Cary and testis cancer. Students will participate both in the operating room and the clinic with their weekly preceptor. The rotating student should expect to spend time at University Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and possibly IU North Hospital in Carmel. Students will be expected to attend genito-urinary tumor board conference at University and Methodist Hospitals over that time period. Students may be asked to make a short power point topic presentation at the end of their rotation. The goal of the elective is to expose the student to a variety of treated urologic cancers and to gain exposure to the faculty at IU department of urology who commonly care for these diseases.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Lindsay Faires (lispears@iu.edu)

Director: Michael Koch, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Indiana Cancer Pavilion

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1. Apply the principles and techniques for the diagnosis and evaluation of these four urologic malignancies. (PC2) 2. Outline the treatment options and their risks and benefits for urologic cancers. (MK4) 3. Outline the principles and techniques involved in the treatment of urologic cancers. (MK4)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-50

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 5% Lecture/Semimnar; 5% Library/Research

Elective Type Category: AC - Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Lindsay Faires should be contacted to coordinate the scheduling with the 4 faculty members. Alternative faculty may be utilized dependent upon scheduling issues, etc. Three of these rotations will be at University Hospital and one (kidney) will be at Methodist.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None