Information for Visiting Students

The Department of Urology offers fourth-year electives in adult and pediatric urology from July through October to visiting medical students enrolled in an LCME-accredited medical school.

Available visiting clerkships are four weeks and include Advanced General Urology (URO:8401), Pediatric Urology (URO:8402), and Urologic Oncology (URO: 8403).  These four-week rotations are approved and competitively arranged by the department. We cannot accept applications from students in osteopathic medicine programs.

For a full description of these advanced clerkships, please review Advanced Clerkships: Course Descriptions

Four-week blocks for 2024

  • Block 1: July 8 to August 2
  • Block 2: August 5 to August 30
  • Block 3: September 2 to September 27
  • Block 4: September 30 to October 25

Rotation dates cannot be adjusted.

Applications for away rotations in the Department of Urology will be accepted through March 31, 2024, with notification of acceptance between April 15 and April 30, 2024. To begin the application process, submit the following in a PDF document to

  • Name
  • Class year
  • E-mail
  • Phone
  • Name of medical school
  • Name of undergraduate school and degree
  • Current CV
  • Medical school transcripts
  • USMLE 1 official report

Following approval of the elective from the Department of Urology, you will need to formally apply through the Carver College of Medicine to be approved as a visiting student. To apply, complete the Carver College of Medicine application process. Please be aware that the elective as approved by the Department of Urology will not become official until after your visiting student application has been approved by the Carver College of Medicine.

Financial Assistance for Visiting Medical Students

As a visiting student, you will have the opportunity to receive financial assistance to support you during your clerkship. The Department of Urology offers two scholarships for visiting students, and the Carver College of Medicine offers financial assistance through the UI Visiting Student Scholars Program.

Applications for financial assistance may be submitted at the time of elective applications and no later than May 15. Please be aware that a scholarship award or acceptance into the UI Visiting Student Scholars Program does not guarantee a visiting clerkship seat. Clerkship seats are contingent on availability and on final Carver College of Medicine visiting student elective approval.

Burr H. Perrin Scholarship for Visiting Students in Urology

The Burr H. Perrin Scholarship for Visiting Students in Urology is a merit-based award that provides financial assistance to visiting medical students interested in a four-week advanced elective.

Underrepresented Communities Scholarship for Visiting Students in Urology

The Underrepresented Communities Scholarship for Visiting Students in Urology encourages medical students who are underrepresented in medicine or are interested in working with underserved populations to pursue advanced clinical study in urology. 

UI Visiting Student Scholars Program

University of Iowa Health Care is committed to improving the delivery of health care to all patient populations through patient care, research, and teaching. The UI Visiting Student Scholars Program is designed to support four-week electives for visiting students with a stipend to assist with elective expenses. Medical students from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.