Designed for students planning to become career urologists, the sub-internship exposes students to the complete realm of urology, including diagnosis, non-operative management, surgical treatment, and postoperative care of adult and pediatric patients.

Students selecting this elective will be involved in endoscopic, laparoscopic, oncologic, and reconstructive adult and pediatric surgery. Students will work with faculty in clinics, operating rooms, and rounds, and will work with residents on the wards as they participate in pre-, intra- and post-operative patient care.

During this rotation, students will act as an intern and participate fully with the Duke Urology team, including intern-resident responsibility. This elective includes at-home call for the sub-intern. Calls will occur two of four weekends and every third or fourth night.

Sub-interns are required to participate in journal club and will present one journal club article. In addition, sub-interns are required to give a 15-minute (maximum) talk on a chosen subject at the urology grand rounds conference. Attendance and participation in all conferences is required. 

Though this course it is not required for you to match as a resident at Duke, the sub-internship may help you decide if you would like to train at Duke and allows our team to get to know you better.

Students who wish to participate in the sub-internship elective at Duke should register for elective 451C and plan a sub-intern rotation between the months of July and October.

Limited space is available in November and December and requires permission of the course director, Sherry Ross, MD. Please keep in mind that rotations during this time may be interrupted by residency interviews, which may interfere with your experience.

This experience is available for four or eight credits.

Participating Faculty