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2023-2024 Electives



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: Dana White (danawhit@iu.edu)

Director: Kevin Rice, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

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

Other Faculty: CR Powell, M.D., Thomas Gardner, M.D., Ronald Boris, M.D., Sandra McCabe, M.D., James Sloan, M.D., Timothy Masterson, M.D.

Open Enrollment or Permission Required?: Permission Required

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Discuss techniques and indications for general urology operative cases (PC3, MK4)
  • 2) Perform basic operative surgical techniques, under supervision (PC4)
  • 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).


4-5 days per week, generally 7:30 am to 4:00pm. Time divided equally between clinic and surgery.

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Rotation:


Duty Hours: 30

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH: Students should contact Dana White (danawhit@iu.edu) prior to enrolling in course.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None