Course #7580

General Ophthalmology


Senior medical students or junior medical students doing their senior rotation.

Course Description

This two-week elective is available to students who did not participate in ophthalmology during their junior year. Students will work directly with residents and faculty. They will be assigned one week at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ophthalmology Clinic; and one week at the John A. Moran Eye Center, Triage Clinic.

Learning Objectives

Medical student will observe patients, with emphasis on developing examination skills, e.g. ophthalmoscopy, and emphasis on developing knowledge about common disease entities, such as glaucoma, cataract, and retinopathies. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain some exposure to the subspecialty and become more skilled in examination techniques.

Evaluation Criteria

  1. Evaluations will be coordinated by the ophthalmology’s academic office
  2. Evaluations will be completed by the faculty on rotation with the medical student
  3. Evaluations are signed by Jeff Pettey, MD, program director
  4. Originals are sent to Student Affairs; copies are kept on file in the ophthalmology’s academic office

Minimum of two weeks, maximum of two students