OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATIONAL ROTATION.
- The student is assigned to a staff and will see patients in conjunction with the ophthalmologist.
- As training progresses, opportunities may present for the medical student to evaluate patients on their own and present them to the staff.
- Emphasis is placed on diagnosis and treatment of common ocular conditions as well as familiarization with the basic eye examination and ophthalmic diagnostic equipment.
- Learning is primarily from observation and staff-patient-student interaction, although reading material is also available.
- Opportunities to observe surgery will also be available.
FREQUENCY OF CALL. There is no call, so evenings and weekends are free for other activities.
REQUIRED READINGS. Students are required to read "Basic Ophthalmology" as well as review lectures and videos on http://www.ophthobook.com.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS. None.
HOW ARE STUDENTS EVALUATED? The student's evaluation will be based on performance mainly on outpatient experiences and a written examination at the end of the rotation. This evaluation will reflect not only his/her fund of knowledge, ability to gather and synthesize information, but also his/her motivation, work habits, and interpersonal skills.
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