Urologic Surgery Advanced Clinical Rotation

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 potential 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 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.

How to Apply

Departmental Pre-Screening Required
The Division of Urology independently pre-screens all applicants for this Advanced Clinical Rotation. Students interested in the Advance Clinical Rotation must submit the required application materials to Alexis French-Parkinson (alexis.french@wustl.edu) for pre-approval before applying through VSLO. Applications submitted through VSLO without prior departmental approval will be denied.

After students receive departmental approval, they must still submit an application in VSLO at least six weeks before the rotation start date. It is your responsibility to ensure adequate time for your application to be reviewed and processed. No rotation is confirmed until a formal offer is received and accepted via VSLO.

All students must meet requirements set forth by Washington University School of Medicine for all visiting students.

Pre-screening Application Requirements:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter expressing your interest in our Urology Program and indicating any connections you may have with our Division, Washington University, and/or the St. Louis region
  • Rotation dates that you would prefer, indicating preference order (i.e., 1st choice, 2nd choice, etc.). Rotation date options are:
    • July 8th, 2024 – August 4th, 2024
    • August 5th, 2024 – September 1st, 2024
    • September 3rd, 2024 – September 29th, 2024
    • September 30th, 2024 – October 27th, 2024
  • Unofficial transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX Score Report

Deadline: 9 weeks prior to start of rotation
Notification: All students will be provided notification by the first of each month following their submission (with at least one week allowed for review)
Departmental contact: Alexis French-Parkinson, Senior Residency Program Coordinator, alexis.french@wustl.du