Undergraduate Medical Education
The Section of Urology trains the year 5 and 3 students. The year 3 students have their designated sessions on inguino-scrotal and digital rectal examination as well as in urological history taking. The students from year 3 have a three week rotations in the specialty as part of the general surgery rotation in which they are attached to a consultant both in clinics and operating rooms. They are also involved in the day to day care of urological patients along with the residents and interns and in academic activities like Journal clubs, Urology grand rounds. The students are given objectives of rotations at the start and are provided with a mid-rotation and end of the rotation feedback. The students are also encouraged to be a part of new/on going research projects. In addition, the urology faculty contributes to the clinical skills teaching of the year 1 and 2 students and prepares cases for the renal and endocrine modules in the first two years of the PBL curriculum.
Postgraduate Medical Education
As a part of surgical rotation, Urology offers a two months internship program with extensive and well organized exposure to the wards, clinics and operating rooms. The interns form an integral part of the team and are involved in clerking the patients, making a working plan and a trained in performing procedures under supervision like difficult catheterizations, bladder washouts, Phlebotomies, management of surgical tubes and drains and dressings. They are involved in all the aspects of In-patient care including, Pre-operative workup, assistance of procedures in operating room and post operative management. During the rotations, they receive ample exposure to oncology, stone disease, female urology and andrology patients both in patient and out patient setting.
The urology residency programme was started in year 1993 and till now has graduated 12 residents which are serving both nationally and internationally. The residents are selected as PGY 1 (earmarked for urology after undergoing a 2-year surgery rotation at AKUH) and PGY 3 (after completion of core surgery training). It is a four year residency program involving extensive and well organized exposure to all aspects of urology. The residents are responsible for managing the inpatient and outpatient and work in consultation with attending consultants to organize the operating room list and assist and perform surgical procedures under direct supervision. Academics and research is an integral part of this training and involves teaching morning rounds, core curriculum, journal club, quality assurance meetings, grand rounds and presentation of proposals and research projects. In addition the residents also go for their externship (electives) in renal transplantation and Pediatric Urology disciplines.
Currently there is no Fellowship programme in Urology is being offered at Aga Khan University.