Course #7700

ROTATION MUST BE APPROVED BY NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY FACULTY BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS COURSE.

For availability contact: Chandler Thompson, Administrative Assistant (801) 581-3023  chandler.thompson@hsc.utah.edu

Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology

 

Course Description

This four-week rotation is designed for medical students interested in pursuing a career in ophthalmology. Students work with our neuro-ophthalmology faculty, including Kathleen Digre, MD, Judith Warner, MD,  Bradley Katz, MD, PhD, and Alison Crum, MD. Students will be required to present cases, brief reviews of topics of interest, and an Ophthalmology Grand Rounds presentation.

Learning Objectives

This course is a review of all the basics in neuro-ophthalmology. The student will be able to recognize papilledema, know how to evaluate diplopia, and know how to recognize optic neuropathic disorders (including optic neuritis and anterior ischemia). The student will be able to recognize common cranial neuropathy III, IV, VI, and palsies.

Prerequisite

Senior medical students; junior medical students doing their senior rotation will also be considered.

Evaluation Criteria

  1. Evaluations will be coordinated by the Ophthalmology Academic Office.
  2. Evaluations will be completed by the faculty on rotation with the medical student.
  3. Evaluations are signed by Jeff Petty, MD, Program Director.
  4. Originals are sent to student affairs; copies are kept on file in the ophthalmology academic office.

Minimum of four weeks, maximum of one student.