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 a wet lab training session. Clinical research opportunities are available in some cases, but this is an optional component of the course.

Please note that this course is only offered June through September and only four students per month are accepted. All applications will be reviewed by our Medical Student Director and selected applicants will be notified by Chandler Thompson. 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
  5. Short personal statement (no more than one page double spaced) re: why you want to come to Moran for this rotation

Submit the Required Information to:

Chandler Crane Thompson
Executive Assistant
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84132
Phone: 801-581-3023
Fax: 801-581-3357

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

Scholarship Opportunity

Thank you for applying to Course #7600 (Clinical Preceptorship in Ophthalmology) at the Moran Eye Center. The Moran Eye Center is offering a limited number of $500 scholarships to those applicants who identify as a member of a group that is underrepresented in medicine. 

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) defines these groups as students who identify as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and/or Native American (American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian). 

Grand Rounds Video Archive

Grand Rounds at the Moran Eye Center/Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Utah have been a tradition for more than three decades. At Moran CORE, we are pleased to make available our weekly one-hour Moran Eye Center Grand Rounds lectures for ophthalmologists and all healthcare professionals worldwide.