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Jefferson Urology Society

The Jefferson Urology Society is a student-run organization that provides medical students with the opportunity to learn more about the exciting and dynamic field of Urology.

The goal of the society is to promote interaction among students, residents and faculty via informational sessions, research, shadowing opportunities and charitable events. The organization also works to provide interested students with faculty mentors who serve as role models and advisors for students who are interested in pursuing a career in urology.

Current Officers

Elections for the Jefferson Urology Society executive board were held on February 17th 2011. The new executive board for the year of 2012-2013 is as follows:

President:
Andrew Pridjian

Co-Vice Presidents:
Ashwin Rangavajjula, Jessica Jackson

Secretary:
Ross Kalman

Treasurer:
Paul Bloch

Underclass Liaison:
Joyce Jhang

Gary Papa Run for Life 2011 Jefferson Urology SocietyGary Papa Run for Life 2011 Jefferson Urology Society
Dr. Lallas instructs in the Operating RoomDr. Lallas instructs in the Operating Room

Robotic Lecture/Demonstration - Urology Society

fileJefferson Urology Society in the Operating Room

Annual Events

General Interest Meeting (Dr. Shenot/Residents) -
Exposes students to the field of Urology covering the scope of urologic diseases and treatments (both medical and surgical) undertaken by urologists. Answers basic questions concerning training, lifestyle, compensation and day-to-day activities of urologists.

Prostate Cancer Screening - Students assist in preparation and execution of annual prostate screening days covering approximately 500 patients at 2 sites (Methodist Hospital and Kimmel Center). The screening process involves serum PSA testing and digital rectal exams.

Robotic Lecture/Demonstration (Dr. Lallas) - Students receive a lecture on the history of robotic surgery in urology followed by a hands-on demonstration of the da Vinci robotic in a Jefferson operating room.

Prostate Cancer Run - Students participate in the annual 5k run raising money and awareness for prostate cancer in the Philadelphia region. Students help man the Jefferson Urology table distributing information during the event.

Post-Match Panel - Annual panel of 4th year students after successful match into urology residency programs. Affords undergraduate students the opportunity to ask questions and gather advice on the application process.

Upcoming/New Projects

Robotic Lecture/Demonstration (by Dr. Costas Lallas) – On March 18th, the Jefferson Urology Society organized and held their annual lecture on the history of robotic surgery in urology followed by a hands-on demonstration of the da Vinci robot in a Jefferson operating room. Students were able to ask questions and were give the rare opportunity to sit behind the operating console of the robot. This year’s turn out was extraordinary, and was the highest of any for this lecture in the past.

Testicular Disease Awareness Initiative - Beginning this year students will travel to local Philadelphia high schools to give talks on testicular health including self examinations, sports trauma/protection, and diagnosing testicular emergencies.

Recent Jefferson Medical College Match

2012

Ashlee N. Godshalk, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Mohit Gupta, University of Florida College of Medical, Gainesville, FL
Lawrence M. Lee, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Andrew C Margules, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Zein K. Nakhoda, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Hadley W. Narins, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Daniel T. Pucheril, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Kevin J. Tsai, University of Rochester Medical Center., Rochester, NY
Joy M. Welty, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Anton Wintner, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

2011

Paul Chung, University of Texas South Western Medical School
Matthew Ferroni, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, School of Medicine and Public Health
Jennifer Heckman, University of Wisconsin - School of Medicine

2010

Timothy Brown - Massachusetts General Hospital, MA
Thenappan Chandrasekar - University of California-Davis Medical Center, CA
Ryan Cleary - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, PA
Geoffrey Gaunay - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Beth Israel Medical Center, NY
Trisha Juliano - Vanderbilt University, TN
Franklin Lee - University of Washignton Affiliated Hospitals, WA
Nathan Roberts - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, PA
Mona Yezdani - George Washington University, DC

2009

Michael Garcia-Roig - University of Miami School of Medicine, FL
Benjamin Katz - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Beth Israel Medical Center, NY
Eric Moskowitz - New York Medical College, NY
Pranav Sharma - Henry Ford Hospital, MI

2008

Stephen Mock - Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NY
Steven Sterious - Temple University, PA
Marguerite Thomer - University of Rochester, NY
Christopher Yingling - Georgetown University, DC

2007

Adrienne Heckler - Oregon Health & Science University, OR
Daniel Sackett - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, PA
Joshua Sleeper - University of Texas-Southwestern, TX
Adam Tyson - University of Connecticut Health Center, CT
Jin Soon Yeoh - State University of New York at Buffalo, NY

2006

Jodi Antonelli - Duke University Medical Center, NC
Jeffrey Tomas - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA

2005

Michael Cox - Washington University, MO
James Johannes - Thomas Jefferson University, PA
George Kallingal - Tripler Army Medical Center, HI
Ngoc-Bich Le - University of Florida, FL

Urology
Interest Form

If you are a medical student curious about the field of urology, please download and complete the brief Urology Interest Form. Both the society and the department keep your form on file to better track students who are interested in urology as a specialty. We will then be able to contact students when research projects become available within the department. Download the Jefferson Urology Interest Form.

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