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department of urology

Medical Student Program

Program Overview

Clinical Affiliates Used for Teaching Medical Students

Program Accomplishments

Elective Rotation for Third-Year Medical Students

Other Educational Endeavors

 

Program Overview

 

This program is directed by Dr. Jack Mydlo. The site program directors (Greg Dean, Bob Charles, and Richard Greenberg) contribute to program development and other related matters. The final examination is given in the standardized format (shelf-exams). There is also a mid-term exam. The students' performance in Urology in the USMLE is very good, and residency placement has been excellent. All students are required to give a presentation at the end of their rotation.

 

All third-year medical students assigned to Temple University Hospital and who decide to do an elective rotation in Urology spend two weeks on the service.  Teaching/work rounds by the attending staff with the residents and the studends are routinely performed daily.  The students are assigned patients to follow.  They present and discuss their patients on rounds.  The Department of Urology's faculty gives four formal lectures to the third-year medical students during each block.  These focus on BPH and prostate cancer, urologic trauma, bladder and kidney cancers, and erectile dysfunction.

 

Durng the rotation, the medical students participate not only in the surgical management of patients with urologic conditions but also are involved in the management of patients under the supervision of the resident and attending physician.  We strive for continuity of care by allowing the student to evaluate the patient before, during and after therapy.

 

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Clinical Affiliates Used for Teaching Medical Students

Jack Mydlo, MD

Course Director

Department of Urology

Temple University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA 19140

 

Greg Dean, MD

Program Director

Division of Pediatric Urology

Temple University Children's Medical Center

Philadelphia, PA 19140

 

Richard Greenberg, MD

Program Director

Department of Urologic Oncology

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Philadelphia, PA

 

Robert Charles, MD

Course Director

Abington Memorial Hospital

Abington, PA

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Program Accomplishments

 

  • Temple University School of Medicine students from the class of 2005 matched at their top choice of residency programs:

    Brian Steixner, MD – University of Pennsylvania
    Jitesh Patel, MD - Jefferson Medical College

  • According to Kathy Reeves, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs, the Urology rotation has been described as one of the most sought after.
  • Residents present more abstracts during the mid-Atlantic AUA meeting than any other program in the Philadelphia area.
  • Faculty members from Temple University School of Medicine participate in the core lecture series several Monday afternoons and in attendance are all Temple students in their General Surgery block who are at TUH.

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Elective Rotation for Third-Year Medical Students

 

All third-year medical students assigned to Temple University Hospital who decide to do an elective rotation in Urology spend two weeks on the service. Teaching/work rounds by the attending staff with the residents and the students are consistently done every day. The students are assigned patients to follow. They present and discuss their patients on rounds. The Department’s faculty gives four formal lectures to the third-year medical students during each block--BPH and prostate cancer, urologic trauma, bladder and kidney cancer, and erectile dysfunction.

 

During the rotation, the medical students participate not only in the surgical management of patients with urologic conditions but also are involved in the management of patients under the supervision of the resident and attending physician. We strive for continuity of care by letting the student evaluate the patient before, during and after therapy.

 

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Other Educational Endeavors

 

Department members have been active in publishing and lecturing. Drs. Mydlo and Pontari are reviewers for the Journal of Urology, Urology and BJU International. In addition, Dr. Mydlo is on the GU sub-committee for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG).


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