Sub-Internship in Urology

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Division of Urologic Surgery invites fourth-year Harvard Medical School (HMS) students, and other US and Canadian medical students for a four-week rotation in Advanced Clinical Urology. International students are accepted from November to April.

Kidney Stones

The course is designed to provide students with exposure to a wide breadth of urologic disease ranging from common to complex urologic conditions. Students will have the opportunity to learn what a career in urology will entail.

What to expect?

During their month rotation on the urology service, we expect students to function as a direct member of the team. Students will participate in the following:

  • Daily rounds with faculty, residents, fellows and advanced practice providers
  • Evaluations, work ups, and presentation of patients in the outpatient urology clinic  
  • Endoscopic, minimally invasive and open cases
  • Didactic academic conferences, M+M and Grand Rounds
  • At the end of the rotation, student will prepare a presentation on a Urologic topic of their choice.


Students will be evaluated and assigned a grade (H/HP/P/F) based on:

  • Professionalism
  • Willingness to learn
  • Interaction with patients and staff
  • Growth in knowledge
  • Attendance
  • Participation
  • Case presentations

Course Director, Dr. Ruslan Korets will provide direct support and teaching throughout the rotation. A scheduled time will be available to meet with Dr. Korets after two weeks of the rotation to provide feedback and incorporate the student's suggestions for making the rotation more rewarding.

At the completion of the rotation, the student will receive a final summative assessment and evaluation by the course director. 

How to Apply

Students interested in completing a sub internship with BIDMC Division of Urologic Surgery should contact Program Coordinator, Zoe Vernick, at or 617-632-8363. Zoe will work with you to coordinate the month of your rotation so you can plan your clinical rotations.  

HMS students will apply internally through the HMS lottery.

Visiting students should then submit application and required documentation to HMS Visiting Exchange Clerkship Program. Please refer to the HMS Visiting Exchange Clerkship Program website for additional information regarding the application process.