ELECT EOPTA - Clinical Elective in Ophthalmology-Career Interest
ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): Thomas B. Redens, M.D. PHONE: 318.675-5012
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 4 Weeks
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: LSU Health Sciences Center Eye Clinic
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 5 MINIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1
ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: I-III
COURSE CODE: EOPTA
**This elective requires that students keep an attendance log. Each student will be responsible for obtaining a physician’s signature each time he/she reports to work at the Eye Clinic. Blank attendance logs may be obtained from Moodle. **
OBJECTIVES AND/OR GOALS
The elective is designed for those students interested in Ophthalmology as a career. Blocks I-III are reserved for this elective to qualify students for ophthalmology match. The course will offer the student an in-depth experience in the various facets of Ophthalmology:
- Patient work- up and management under supervision of residents and faculty.
- Training in the use of many specific ophthalmic equipment and techniques will be offered.
SPECIFIC DUTIES OF SENIOR STUDENTS
Direct patient work-up and care under supervision. A half hour presentation to the Department is a requisite. This will be measured by the evaluations completed after the required presentation and the evaluation form provided by the Registrar’s office.
General Ophthalmology, Vaughn et al., Appleton and Lange
HOURS PER WEEK
CONF 2 HRS WARD HRS LAB HRS LIBRARY HRS
OR 5 HRS CLINIC 30 HRS LECTURE 3 HRS READING HRS
TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK: 40+