Advanced Ophthalmology Elective
Preceptors: Zachary Elkin, MD
Course Code: 08-02
Contact: Carol Conforme, email@example.com and Katina During, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 222 East 41st Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Prerequisites: General Ophthalmology Elective or Virtual Ophthalmology Elective
This is a follow-up to the General Ophthalmology survey course and is designed for students thinking of Ophthalmology as a career. Students will spend 2 weeks with a mentor in an ophthalmology subspecialty at the NYU Langone Eye Center and 2 weeks working with the residents at the Manhattan VA eye clinic. Students will build on the clinical skills and knowledge learned in the general ophthalmology elective.
Objectives of the Elective
During these four weeks the student will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the field through increased exposure to general and subspecialty clinics, the operating room, and faculty.
Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective
- Demonstrate a basic fund of knowledge regarding eye anatomy, eye diseases and treatment, and diagnostic testing.
- Participate meaningfully in the care and management of eye patients in the general and specialty eye clinic including history and physical, exam, and assisting the resident in his or her clinic duties. Students may start seeing patients on their own under the guidance of residents and attendings and present their findings to residents and/or attendings.
- Attend all assigned clinics and all resident lectures/conferences including Grand Rounds.
Students will participate in a medical student specific online didactic program. They are expected to independently learn about topics in ophthalmology and be prepared to discuss case presentations. More information will be provided at the start of the rotation.
Method of Evaluation
Students are evaluated by the residents, the faculty preceptor and the director of residency training. Attendance at clinical sites and didactics is required. At the end of the rotations students will be expected to give an oral case presentation or participate in a project. Details will be discussed during the rotation.
Months Offered: February through September
Report To: Details to be provided prior to the start of the rotation.
Students Per Period: 4
Duration: 4 weeks