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2021-2022 Elective Title: 93UR740 — GENDER AFFIRMATION SURGERY


Patient care (both inpatient and outpatient) in urologic diagnosis and management, operative experience and bedside rounds on inpatients, with follow-up and treatment outpatient contacts comprise the major effort. Low ratio of student to instructor makes lecture quite informal. Students will primarily rotate with Urology, OBGYN and Plastic Surgery to receive a wide range of exposure to gender affirmation surgery. Students will also rotate with family medicine in the Gender Health Clinic to gain exposure to all aspects of gender affirming care.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Brooke Morris (beloyd@iu.edu)

Director: Joshua Roth, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Eskenazi/University/Riley

This elective is offered online

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Evaluate patients with gender dysphoria seeking surgical intervention in an outpatient setting (PC1)
  • 2) Participate in both outpatient and inpatient care of surgical patients with gender dysporia, including the evaluation, surgical procedures, and postoperative management (PC1, PC3, PC4, PC5, MK4, MK6)


Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (The students will be assessed through daily observations by the course director Dr. Joshua Roth, and other staff members who provide gender affirming services.)


Students will be expected to work with multiple surgical sub specialists in Urology, OBGYN, and plastics surgery providing care to transgender and gender non-conforming patients in inpatient, outpatient and surgical settings. Students will also rotate in the Gender Health Clinic to gain exposure to medical management of these patients on days when there are no gender affirmation surgeries or clinics. Schedule will vary by week depending on the clinical workloads of the various physicians.

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Rotation:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar; 10% Library/Research

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Brooke Morris (beloyd@iu.edu). Students should contact Dr. Roth as well as Brooke Morris (beloyd@iu.edu) prior to enrolling in the course to allow ample time to coordinate clinical schedule and potential research project (s). This is a four-week (4 credit elective). If interested in a two-week rotation please see the course information for 93UR741 Gender Affirmation Surgery (Two-Week Elective).

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: Yes, Students will have opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration with multiple specialties providing gender affirming care including Urology, OBGYN, Plastic Surgery and Family Medicine

Service Learning Included: None