The subinternship program at the University of Washington affiliated hospitals is designed to give medical students interested in matching in Urology exposure to our program while providing an immersive educational experience. The sub-interns at the University of Washington function as members of the surgical team, participating in inpatient care, outpatient clinics, the operating room, and emergency care. Goals and objectives for the subinternship can be found here.
Traditionally, sub-interns spend two weeks at two different hospitals in order to achieve the highest level education and clinical experience possible, but the experience can vary depending on availability. 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 complete an end of rotation written examination. In order to be considered for an honor grade, a separate 14-question examination should be completed and turned in to the Clerkship Director.
Due to high demand, the subinternship application for visiting students is a competitive process. Medical students are required to submit an application form, curriculum vitae, and a cover letter describing their interest in our program. The Clerkship Director (Dr. Michael Porter), in conjunction with the Program Director (Dr. Byron Joyner), reviews all applications and makes final decisions regarding acceptance for a sub-internship. Preference dates for the subinternship are given on a first come-first serve basis. Medical students interested in the subinternship at the University of Washington affiliated hospitals should contact the Clerkship Coordinator, Mr. Leo Calipusan at 206.744.6384, firstname.lastname@example.org.