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Electives - Ophthalmology
Elective Number: 2002 (lottery)
Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Laura Cook, (434) 924-1184, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator: Debbie Perry; OMS 2nd Floor Room 2832, (434)982-1696, email@example.com
Duration: 4 weeks (except for 1a, 2a, 8a & 13a -- 2 week option)
Available: 1a, 2a, 3-7, 8a, 9-12 & 13a
Report to: Debbie Perry
Time to Report: 8:30 am
Place to Report: Old Medical School Room 2832
Typical day: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: The ophthalmology elective will acquaint all medical students with the techniques of examination of the eye, common fundus pathology, cataracts, glaucoma, common external problems such as infections, and also ophthalmic emergencies. Students interested in Ophthalmology as a possible career choice will wish to spend a greater proportion of their time in activities such as following patients that they have seen in the clinic to the operating room and following their postoperative course. Students will spend the majority of their time in the Resident Clinic with 1st and 3rd year ophthalmology residents. If they have more of an interest to see specific subspecialty ocular conditions, they are able to spend time with specific Attendings in the clinical practice and in the operating room. Students going into non-ophthalmic fields of medicine are better served seeing acute eye problems in the Eye Clinic with the ophthalmology resident on call, with less time spent in the operating room setting, observing ophthalmic procedures.
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