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(Course Code:  MDUR UR TMC or CH or VA)


Senior students will serve for 1 or 2 months under the direction of faculty and the senior resident at each of the participating institutions.  The student will function as much in the capacity of an intern as can be permitted under present medico-legal limitations.  Ward rounds will be made daily with the residents; attendance and participation in outpatient clinics will be expected; and the student will assist in both diagnostic and operative procedures.  Weekly staff pyelogram conferences, IVP conferences, faculty and resident lectures, daily sign out rounds with staff on call, and monthly D & C Conferences are held and the student is expected to attend.  All outpatient clinics meet with an attending physician.  Seminars and Visiting Professor Programs are open to the student.


Male Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction/Andrology - Tulane Medical Center
(Course Code:  MDUR MIS TMC)


A period of 1 to 2 months may be spent in the Male Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction rotation at Tulane University Medical Center.  Besides being exposed to microsurgical vaso-vasostomy, microscopic varicocele repair, revascularization, and prostheses work, the student(s) will be exposed to the clinical work-up and laboratory evaluation of such patients.

In addition, our basic research laboratories involve studies on immunologic infertility, computerized semen analysis, sperm stimulation, flow cytometry, gene therapy for erectile dysfunction, cavernosal smooth cell culture, and electroejaculation.

Quota:   2 students 
Duration: 1-2 months

Contact Information

Wayne Hellstrom, M.D., Professor of Urology

Suresh C. Sikka, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Urology 


Urolithiasis And Endourology and Laparoscopy - Tulane Medical Center
(Course Code:  MDUR URL TMC)


A period of 1 month may be spent on the urolithiasis management service at the Tulane University Medical Center Hospital.  Students will be given an opportunity to see the recent advances in management of urolithiasis, such as percutaneous ultrasonic and electrohydraulic lithotripsies and lasers, rigid and flexible ureteroscopic procedures, as well as management of patients on the extracorporeal shock wave lithotripter.  Also, the use of laparoscope in Urology will be stressed during this rotation.

Students will be exposed to the rapidly advancing field of urologic laparoscopy  endourology and management of urinary stone disease.

Quota:   2 students

Contact Information

Dr. Raju Thomas, M.D., F.A.C.S., M.H.A.,  Professor and Chairman 


Urology Research/Urooncology - Tulane Medical School
(Course Code:  MDUR RES TMS)

A.    Rodney Davis, M.D., Assistant Professor of Urology

A period of 2 months and up to 3 months (if desired) can be spent in the laboratory  and clinical arena, devoting attention to research in the areas of prostate cancer and bladder diseases. The student is exposed to experimental design, execution of experiments and interpretation of experimental data.  The primary emphasis is to provide exposure to the scientific method and thought process involved in experimentation relating to medical science and the field of urologic oncology.

The areas of research explored on prostate cancer and bladder diseases include:

        1.    Identification of novel genes involved in prostate cancer progression using PCR-select cDNA substractive hybridization methodology. 
        2.    Enhanced sensitization of cancer cells to radio-chemotherapy using an antisense approach. 
        3.    Role of Rel/NF - Kappa B in the pathogenesis in interstitial cystitis.

Quota:    2 students 
Duration:   2 to 3 months

B. Asim Mageed, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology

        1.    Motility laboratory:  Equipped with 8 channel muscle bath, Grass polygraph and a computer.  Muscle strips from urinary bladder, ureter, vas, etc. are tested for active and passive forces as well as for drug effects. 
        2.    Latest equipment, such as Laser Capture microscope are in use. 
        3.    Urodynamic studies (bladder pressure, abdominal pressure, EMG and uroflow) are performed in normal and in bladder dysfunction. 
Quota:    2 students 


Female Urology - Medical Center Of Louisiana And Tulane Medical Center
(Course Code:  MDUR GYN C/T)

Mainly clinical clerkship for students interested in female urological problems.  Students who are considering urological or gynecological careers will benefit the most.  Operating room experience mixed with state-of-the-art urodynamics and busy clinic are the main features.  Participating in related research is also recommended.


Exposure to female urological pathology, learning basics of urodynamics, conducting/participating in related research.

Quota:  2 students 
Time Offered:  All year (Blocks 01-10) 
Duration:  1 month
Duration:   1 - 2 months



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