Course #7600

Clinical Preceptorship in Ophthalmology

Course Description

This four-week rotation is designed for medical students who are pursuing a career in ophthalmology. Students will work with two or more full-time faculty preceptors, in two-week blocks. Direct patient care opportunities will be provided in clinic and surgery, covering a broad range of comprehensive and/or subspecialty ophthalmology.

Course requirements include a Grand Rounds presentation, a patient write-up for Moran's CORE educational website, and surgical simulator training. Clinical research opportunities are available in some cases, but this is an optional component of the course. Students are encouraged to take buddy call with residents during the rotation.

Please note that this course is only offered July through September, and only four students per month are accepted. Application deadline is May 1st.


Required Information

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  2. Letter of recommendation from a medical school instructor
  3. Board scores from USMLE part 1 and part 2 if available
  4. Medical school transcript

Submit the Required Information to:

Chandler Crane Thompson
Administrative Assistant
University of Utah
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84132
Telephone: 801-581-3023
Fax: 801-581-3357

Fax, email, or direct delivery are preferred and please note that a confirmatory email will be sent after application materials are received. A committee will review applications and qualified selected applicants will be notified by May 1, or on a case-by-case basis after this deadline. After selection of the applicant by the committee, The Program Coordinator, Chandler Crane, will formalize the rotation through the student affairs office when approved by the program director.

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluations will be completed according to the requirements of the student's medical school. Faculty preceptors and residents will evaluate the student, and the formal evaluation will be reviewed and approved by the residency and education director of the John A. Moran Eye Center.

Minimum four weeks, maximum four students