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Ophthalmology Elective for Visiting Medical Students

NYU Langone’s Department of Ophthalmology offers a comprehensive elective to visiting medical students who are in their final year of medical school.

In this four-week overview course, medical students train with residents and faculty at the NYU Langone Eye Center, NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, and the eye clinics and operating rooms at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. You conduct clinical activities for our comprehensive eye service, as well as in subspecialty clinics, including cornea, glaucoma, medical and surgical retina, pediatrics, neuro-ophthalmology, and oculoplastics. You also have the opportunity to observe and participate in ocular surgery in operating rooms and minor procedure suites at our various clinical sites.

During your rotation, you participate in all department conferences as well as medical student–specific virtual didactic modules. You have the opportunity to improve your slit lamp, ophthalmoscopy, and suturing skills. As your skills develop during the four-week block, you begin seeing patients in the clinic independently.

Performance is graded on resident and faculty evaluations of clinical skills and participation. You also complete a final project that may include creating virtual education content, a written report, or an oral presentation.

Application Process for Visiting Medical Students

Beginning April 15, 2021, NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s residency programs will begin accepting applications for visiting student electives held in July, August, and September 2021. Please note that any selected students will only be provisionally accepted, and electives may be canceled at any time by NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

Two students will be selected for the Department of Ophthalmology’s rotations. Applications will not be accepted before or after the due dates. Students must be available for the entire four-week elective. No exceptions can be made if your medical school blocks do not line up with those at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Upon selection, you will be asked to supply additional visiting student application materials.

Elective Dates

Our elective will be held on the following dates.

July: July 6, 2021–July 30, 2021.

August: August 2, 2021–August 27, 2021.

September: August 30, 2021–September 24, 2021.

How to Apply

To apply to our elective for visiting medical students, please complete the application form.

The application is open from April 15, 2021, to May 16, 2021.

Please contact us at ophthalmologyeducationadmin@nyulangone.org with any additional questions.

International Students and Students from Non-LCME-Accredited Medical Schools

Currently NYU Grossman School of Medicine does not offer an observership opportunity or process visiting student requests from non-Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)–accredited medical schools. The Department of Ophthalmology follows the same guidelines. Thank you for your interest in our program. Learn more about information for visiting MD students.

Contact Us

If you have questions, contact ophthalmologyeducationadmin@nyulangone.org.