Urology Sub-Internship Rotation at Hackensack University Medical Center

Urology Sub-Internship Rotation

Why choose Hackensack University Medical Center for your Urology Sub-Internship?

Our four-week Urology Sub-Internship Program provides medical students who are planning to become career urologists with broad exposure to urology and its subspecialties.

Visiting students will participate fully in the inpatient, outpatient and operative care of our patients, as well as attend all scheduled didactic teaching conferences and Grand Rounds. Exposure to the full scope of urology is emphasized, including:

  • Robotics
  • Laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery
  • Oncology
  • Endourology and stone disease
  • Pediatric urology
  • Male infertility and sexual dysfunction
  • Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery

About Our Urology Sub-Internship

Students in the Urology Sub-Internship Program will participate in the following activities:

  • Evaluate and follow selected patients on the inpatient and/or consultative urological services under the supervision of the chief/senior residents and attendings.
  • Take short-call until 9 PM once a week with the intern. This is an opportunity to manage immediate post-operative patients and sign-out.
  • Assist with open, robotic, laparoscopic and endoscopic urological surgery under the direction of the chief resident, fellow and attendings.
  • Attend weekly teaching conferences (Performance and Quality Review, Uropathology, Uroradiology, Pediatric Urology), resident didactic lectures, Campbell’s review, journal club and Grand Rounds.
  • Give a formal 15-minute PowerPoint presentation on a chosen subject at Urology Grand Rounds conference.
  • Attend at least one outpatient clinic session with each core faculty member.
  • Round with resident for a 10-hour period (7 AM – 5 PM) on Saturday during one of the first three weekends of the month. You will assist with consultations and inpatient care under the supervision of the chief/senior resident and attendings.

Course director David Shin, M.D., will provide direct support, counseling and teaching throughout the rotation.  A scheduled time will be arranged to meet with the course director two weeks into the rotation to discuss the rotation in general, provide feedback and address any concerns or requests.


Overall evaluation of students will be based on performance, fund of knowledge, interest, response to instruction, reliability, professionalism and student’s ability to function as an effective member of the health care team. The course director will gather evaluations from faculty, fellows and residents as well as solicit feedback from nurses and other ancillary staff.  The student’s clinical grade will be computed using their school’s provided Evaluation Form.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) on the AAMC website: www.aamc.org/vsas.