Urological Surgical Oncology (S-218)


The Urology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers a fourth-year medical school elective rotation in urologic oncology. The focus of the Department of Urology is the multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment of genitourinary cancers, including those of the prostate, testis, and penis in men, as well as the kidney and bladder in men and women. Medical students will be integrated into the busy surgical services and work under the direct supervision of the attending staff, urologic oncology fellows, and urology residents. Students will be expected to make rounds in the morning, attend all didactic conferences with the staff, attend outpatient clinics, and assist attendings and fellows in the operating room.

The Urology Service has a full weekly educational program available for students to attend, including the multidisciplinary genitourinary oncology grand rounds, a weekly disease-specific didactic lecture series, a morbidity and mortality conference, a research conference, and disease-specific working groups. Students are expected to prepare and present a urologic oncology case with a complete review of the literature for genitourinary oncology grand rounds. Additional opportunities are available for students to do research work with attending staff on ongoing projects. By the end of the rotation, students are expected to have a full appreciation of the clinical characteristics and major treatment approaches to GU malignancies. Students will also gain an appreciation for the impact of treatment on a patient’s quality of life.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations



One module

Students per Module

Maximum of two

Elective dates (students applying through VSAS should refer to calendar information there)

A (July 5 - July 29) (Closed to international students)
B (August 1 - August 26) (Closed to international students)
C (August 29 – September 23 (Closed to international students)
D (September 26 - October 21)
E (October 24 - November 18)
F (November 21 - December 16)
G (January 3 - January 27)
H (January 30 - February 24)
I (February 27 - March 24) (Closed to international students)
J (April 3 - April 28)
K (May 1 - May 26)
L (May 29 - June 23) (Students must receive permission to apply from the Medical Student Coordinator prior to submitting an application)


Elective Program Online Application

International Students must apply by mail. See instructions

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