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2020-2021 Elective Title: 93UR760 — COMMUNITY UROLOGY ELECTIVE


This elective exposes students to general urology practice, with the types of surgical cases, clinic referrals and hospital consultations encountered at a community hospital. Students will be exposed to a mix of clinic-based patient evaluation along with operative procedures. Students will have one-on-one interaction with the faculty with no resident present.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Josie Gingrich (jmgingri@iu.edu)

Director: Matthew Mellon, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Health North Hospital, Urology Department (Carmel)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Discuss techniques and indications for general urology operative cases (PC3)
  • 2) Perform basic operative surgical techniques, under supervision (PC5)
  • 3) Demonstrate expertise in urology-specific history taking and physical examination (PC1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Direct observation and interaction by faculty in clinic and OR, surgical skills assessment in operating room by faculty).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 30

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Josie Gingrich (jmgingri@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH: Students should contact Josie Gingrich (317-278-0221, jmgingri@iu.edu) prior to enrolling in course

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None