Medical Student Education


What is Urology?

Please click here for a video created by the Canadian Urological Association CUA for medical students.

Urology Staff

Our urologists have expertise in a wide range of topics including:

Female Urology
Minimally Invasive
Pediatric Urology
Reconstructive Urology
Renal Transplant


MED522 Reproductive Medicine & Urology

MED522 Reproductive Medicine & Urology is a seven week mandatory course during Year 2 of medical school at the University of Alberta in which medical students are introduced to the physiology, pathophysiology and anatomy of the urinary tract and management of problems in the genitourinary system. Dr Keith Rourke is the Preclinical Coordinator for this course.

SURG556 Specialty Surgery 

SURG556 Specialty Surgery is a four week mandatory course during Year 4 of medical school at the University of Alberta in which medical students can spend one of those weeks in Urology.  Dr Shubha De is the Undergraduate Coordinator for Urology. 

Clinical Electives

The Division of Urology invites medical students to complete a clinical elective at the University of Alberta for an immersive experience with many of our staff and residents.  For more information on how to apply for an elective click here

For information on scheduling an elective contact:

Hannah Quedado, Program Administrator
Undergraduate Office of Surgical Education
Phone: (780) 735-5953

There are many sites that students will be learning in:

University of Alberta Hospital - UAH

Royal Alexandra Hospital - RAH

Misericordia Community Hospital - MIS

Grey Nuns Community Hospital - GNH

Stollery Children's Hospital - STO

Northern Alberta Urology Centre - NAUC in Kaye Edmonton Clinic KEC

Interesting Case Rounds are every Tuesday from 7-8am at the NAUC


There is opportunity for interested medical students to participate in a research project either with a staff surgeon or resident.  Please do not hesitate to ask a urologist or resident about opportunities.