The Division of Urology welcomes students from other institutions to rotate on our service. Sub-internships last for four weeks. The clinical experience takes place in the outpatient clinic setting, the inpatient setting, and the operating room at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. This provides exposure to all major disciplines in urology, including oncology, endourology, robotic/minimally invasive urology, reconstructive urology, men’s health and infertility, female urology, and pediatric urology.

Sub-interns are integrated into the housestaff team. Daily duties include rounding with the housestaff, participation in the operative schedule and spending time in the outpatient clinic setting. Sub-interns will have the opportunity to engage with all faculty during their rotation. Students will also will have an opportunity to present a Grand Rounds lecture on a topic of their choice.

According to Washington University School of Medicine policy, the student must receive academic credit for their participation in this elective. A written evaluation of the student’s performance will be required upon completion of the elective.

Housing options are available upon acceptance and are coordinated through the Curriculum Office.

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Clinical Research

Interested students are invited to participate in clinical research while on their sub-internship, but this is not required or expected. As participation in research necessitates planning, students who wish to participate in research should contact Dr. Erica Traxel (, the Residency Program Director, in advance.

Diversity Sub-Internship Program

The Division of Urology promotes a diverse, equitable, and inclusive clinical learning environment and we would encourage applications from students who identify as underrepresented in medicine. We would encourage URM students to apply for the Division of Urology Diversity Sub-Internship Program that includes a $2000 stipend to subsidize expenses associated with the visiting rotation (see more information here).