Visiting Medical Students
Duke is a top research and training institution and the Division of Urology is consistently ranked as one of the best urology programs in the country by U.S.News & World Report.
We welcome medical students from Duke and other LCME-accredited medical schools to rotate on the urology service for one-month learning experiences and sub-internships.
As a visiting medical student, you will be an integral part of the clinical team and be exposed to a range of experiences, including some of the most innovative treatments available.
Two rotations—with different levels of responsibility and involvement—are available to visiting students. Both rotations provide exposure to clinical and operative procedures. Students will also take call, be involved in urology conferences, and work closely with the division faculty, fellows, and residents.
Given the size of the division, we can facilitate having up to four students during any month of the year, though some months are preferred for the sub-internship rotation. Students should register for the rotation that best matches their personal and career interests.
- General Urology Learning Experience (427C): For students planning a career outside of urology, but who wish to further their knowledge of the service
- Urology Sub-Internship (451C): For students planning to become career urologists
To participate, follow the application instructions from the Duke University School of Medicine Visiting Students program. For questions about the application process, contact Steve Wilson at the Duke University School of Medicine registrar’s office.
Once your application has been accepted, you will need to make arrangements with the division. Dr. Michael Ferrandino, director of education in urology, will help you with this process.
If you have questions about the visiting urology service, please contact us. Our current residents are also available to tell you about the urology service and what to expect from your experience.
Karen Baker, MD
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Urology