Department of Surgery - Division of Urology
Associate Professor and Head
Jeffery Sklar, MD
Undergraduate Medical Program
The curriculum is designed to introduce urologic principles as they relate to preservation of health through maximum renal function, normal urine storage and transport, an acceptable voiding pattern, treatment and prevention of urinary infection, identification and management of neoplasms of the urinary tract and male reproductive system and management of urolithiasis. Instruction is also given on disorders of the male reproductive tract including infertility and disturbance in sexual function.
During the surgical subspecialties clerkship, students can elect a specialty rotation on the urologic service at either the University of Maryland Medical Centerl or the Harbor Hospital Center. Each student is assigned patients to evaluate, follow and present to members of the faculty. Daily rounds and conferences are held. The students observe and participate in diagnostic and operative procedures and attend the outpatient clinic.
Senior students may participate in a one-month elective in urology at the University of Maryland Medical System.
The residency program consists of five years of urologic training following two prerequisite years of general surgery. In addition to four years of clinical training, one year is devoted to basic investigation in the laboratories of the division.