2013-14 General Catalog
Urology encompasses the subspecialty areas of urologic nephrology, oncology, and endocrinology; male reproductive physiology; erectile dysfunction; neurourology; pediatric urology; urinary tract stone and infection, including endourology; laparoscopic and robotic urology; trauma and reconstructive urology; urodynamics and female urology; diagnostic urology; and urinary tract obstruction.
The Department of Urology offers instruction in all of these areas to M.D. and graduate students and provides continuing education for the delivery of urologic care.Back To Top
M.D. Student Training
The Department of Urology cooperates with several University of Iowa basic science departments to educate first-year M.D. students in the relationship between urology and the basic sciences. It collaborates with the Department of Microbiology in teaching and research concerning immunology of genitourinary cancers and renal transplantation.
In the second-year M.D. course, 050:165 (MED:8215) Foundations of Clinical Practice IV ICD, the department presents illustrative lectures and demonstrations related to diagnosis and treatment of genitourinary tract diseases.
Third- and fourth-year M.D. students take Department of Urology courses that provide experience in all areas of urology. The department's selective two-week clerkship covers the fundamentals of these areas through experience in outpatient clinics and inpatient units at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center as well as in daily interactive teaching seminars. Fourth-year M.D. students can take advanced elective courses of intensive study in any of the urologic subspecialties.Back To Top
The department offers continuing education activities throughout the year for urologic and family practitioners. These activities are conducted by the senior staff, whose interests include pediatric urology, reproductive physiology, urologic oncology, urinary tract stone (including endourology/laparoscopy), and prostatic diseases.Back To Top
The department has earned international recognition for its studies of prostatic diseases. The urological laboratories conduct research and offer instruction in experimental oncology, cellular immunology, and infertility.Back To Top
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Updated October 2013