ELECT EOPTB - Clinical Elective in Ophthalmology-Non Career Interest
ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): Thomas B. Redens, M.D. PHONE: 318-675-5012
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 2-4 Weeks
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: LSU Health Sciences Center Eye Clinic
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 3 MINIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1
ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: 4-11
COURSE CODE: EOPTB (4 week code) EOPTB2 (2 week code)
**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
A 2-4 week clinical elective in ophthalmology for students interested in more exposure to eye diseases but not considering ophthalmology as a career. Blocks IV-XI are available for this elective.
- The students will be exposed to a broad variety of ocular disorders, the natural course of the disease, differential diagnosis and therapy. This activity will be measured by the patient log, the evaluations from residents and faculty after the mini-grand round presentation and the evaluation form at the end of the rotation.
- The students will also gain more experience in the work-up of ocular disease and the instruments commonly used in this work-up. This activity will be measured by the patient log, the evaluations from residents and faculty after the mini-grande round presentation and the evaluation form at the end of the rotation.
SPECIFIC DUTIES OF SENIOR STUDENTS
The duties will depend upon the interest of the student with the ultimate objective that the student assumes evaluation and management of the patient’s condition under supervision of resident and faculty. At the end of the elective, the student will give a mini-grand round presentation to the residents and faculty.
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+