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Catalog 2018-2019 
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OPHTH 300 - Ophthalmology

Joel Schulman, M.D., Clerkship Director

2 credit hours

In this two week course, the students are assigned to a first year ophthalmology resident in the general clinic who is expected to teach the students the eight components of a general ocular examination and to expose the student to a wide variety of ocular diseases. It is expected of the student to demonstrate this newly acquired knowledge in assisting the resident in the work-up of the general clinic patient. The student is expected to observe at least one surgical procedure representative of each of the frequently performed operations in the ophthalmology surgical suite. The student is also expected to master a series of seven slide teaching sets of four common conditions of the eye and three leading courses of preventable blindness felt by the expert committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology to be essential knowledge of eye diseases necessary for the general practicing physician to know.