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Department of Urology

Sub-internships

The sub-internship program at the University of Washington is designed to give medical students who are interested in matching in urology exposure to our program while providing an immersive educational experience. Sub-interns at the University of Washington function as members of the surgical team, participating in outpatient clinics, inpatient care, emergency procedures, and the operating room.

Traditionally, sub-interns spend two weeks in two different affiliated hospitals in order to achieve the highest level of education and clinical experience possible, but the experience can vary depending on availability. The four participating locations include:

Sub-interns are expected to give a 10 minute presentation in an area of urology of their choice near the end of their rotation, and to complete an end of rotation written examination. To be considered for an honors grade, the sub-intern must complete a separate 14 question examination available on the class website. This online exam is reviewed and graded by the Director of the Clerkship Program.

Due to high demand, the sub-internship application for visiting students is a competitive process. Medical students who would like to be considered for the University of Washington Urology sub-internship are required to submit the following:

  • Application form
  • Current CV and grades
  • A cover letter describing interest in the program
  • Immunization records

Applications are reviewed and final decisions are made by the Director of the Clerkship Program, Associate Professor Dr. Michael Porter, and the Residency Program Director, Assistant Professor Dr. Mathew Sorensen. Preference dates for a urology sub-internship are given on a first come-first served basis.

More Info

Medical students interested in the urology sub-internship at the University of Washington should contact the Clerkship Coordinator, Cassie Chatelain, at casschat@uw.edu or 206-543-7365.