In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting in-person visiting Sub-Interns for the 2021 Urology Residency Match season. However, we understand the importance of exposure and experience with other urology programs for prospective applicants. We have developed a for-credit two-week virtual sub-internship for graduating medical students.

This for-credit virtual urology “boot camp” is a two-week rotation that consists of attending lectures, resident-lead case discussions, and self-guided learning. It also features components unique to VCU including live-broadcast surgeries and interactive hands-on activities. All areas of urology will be covered, and each day of the rotation will feature a urologic subspecialty, spearheaded by faculty experts. At the beginning of the rotation, we will connect you with a faculty mentor based on your long-term career goals. Your faculty mentor will orient you to our virtual sub-internship and answer any questions about our interview process and application for residency. Throughout the rotation, you will be asked to write H&Ps from simulated patient telehealth encounters. At the conclusion, there will be a written exam based on assigned reading, and you will be asked to give a presentation at Urology Grand Rounds. 

Through this experience, you will gain insight into resident life at VCU urology, build lasting relationships with our faculty and residents, and expand your urological knowledge. This virtual boot camp will give you a great head start in preparation for virtual interviews and for your future as a urology resident. Prior to the end of the rotation, you may request letters of recommendation from our faculty. You will also have the opportunity to interview with key faculty members which will serve as your formal interview for our residency program. 

Please contact Abby Lafoon (804-828-3273; Abigail.Lafoon@vcuhealth.org) for additional questions and to register.

Available 2020 Dates:
August 10-21
September 14-25
October 12-23

An example of the two-week schedule is outlined below: 

Day 1: Pediatrics

  • Introduction to the rotation
  • Pediatric attending lectures
  • Self-study – AUA curriculum
  • Tour of the new Children’s Hospital and Peds Urology clinic
  • Resident-lead case-based study
  • Happy hour with current residents

Day 2: Research

  • Self-study – AUA modules, curriculum
  • Overview of the research rotation at VCU
  • Tour of the lab space, VCU hospital, and the VCU adult urology clinic

Day 3: Genitourinary Reconstruction

  • Attending lectures
  • Self-study – attending-assigned reading material
  • Surgical videos
  • Hands-on activities/arts and crafts for the general urologist
  • UCSF COVID Lecture Series Video viewing
  • Happy hour

Day 4: Robotics/Oncology

  • VCU Urology Indications conference and grand rounds
  • Live Surgery viewing
  • Self-study – AUA curriculum
  • Resident-lead case-based study
  • Q&A with VCU Urology division chair Lance Hampton, MD

Day 5: Men’s Health/Andrology

  • VCU Urology resident didactics sessions
  • GU tumor board conference
  • Self-study – AUA curriculum
  • UCSF COVID Lecture Series Video viewing
  • Attending lectures
  • Mid Rotation feedback

Day 6: Female Urology

  • Self-study – AUA modules and curriculum
  • Attending lectures
  • Resident-lead case-based study
  • Sim Center – telehealth training sessions

Day 7: Pediatrics

  • Attending lectures
  • Resident-lead case-based study
  • Self-study – AUA curriculum
  • Lecture by former resident, meet & greet 
  • Journal Club

Day 8: Neurourology

  • Introduction to VCU/VAMC SCI program
  • Attending lectures
  • SCI team Q&A
  • Self-study – AUA curriculum
  • Resident-lead case-based study

Day 9: Robotics/Oncology

  • VCU Urology Indications conference and grand rounds
  • AI presentations
  • Live surgery viewing
  • Attending lectures
  • Resident-lead case-based study
  • Self-study – AUA curriculum
  • Lecture by former resident, meet & greet 

Day 10: Wrap-Up

  • AI presentations
  • Attending lecture
  • GU tumor board conference
  • Exit Interviews 
  • Final written exam
  • Wrap up and End of Rotation Feedback

 

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