Medical Student Rotations

UNC Eye Medical Student Rotation Application


UNC School of Medicine Rotations

UNC Eye offers formal clinical and research rotations sponsored by the UNC School of Medicine.  These are available to both local and visiting medical students during their fourth year of training on both a first-in basis and the strength of their application.

Clinical rotations are 4 weeks (approximately 200 hours) in duration and include exposure to every ophthalmology sub-specialty, significant time in the OR, “at home call” experience with our residents, and the opportunity to present at one of our weekly case conferences.

Research rotations are largely self-coordinated with individual faculty members as available and can vary in length from one month up to one year.

All students wishing to apply for either of these rotations must first complete the UNC Eye Medical Student Rotation Application and submit to the UNC Eye Medical Education Coordinator, Chris Postlethwait, at cpostlet@email.unc.edu.

Medical students must also apply through the UNC School of Medicine. Visiting students can visit the UNC School of Medicine Visiting Student page for more information.

Medical students pursuing a residency in ophthalmology and not interested in a formal rotation but who still wish to shadow must also complete the UNC Eye Medical Student Rotation Application and when inquiring about availability.