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Two Week Career Exploration Elective

Sponsoring Department: Surgery

Course Title: OPHT 404 – Career Exploration in Ophthalmology

Faculty Course Director: Amy M. Fowler, M.D.

Prerequisites: None

Periods Offered: all unless faculty unavailable

Maximum Enrollment: 2

Clinical/Non-Clinical: Clinical

Duration of Elective/Selective: 2 weeks

Where/When to report on first day: Please call Stacey Owen 966-4781 the week prior for contact information.

Learning Objectives: (what student will be able to do as a result of this experience)

1. Expose medical students to a career in Ophthalmic Surgery

2. Become familiar with ophthalmic exam techniques and equipment

3. Develop a knowledge base of ophthalmic terminology

4. Become familiar with common ophthalmic diagnoses and surgical procedures

Learning Activities:

Weekly scheduled conferences and rounds

Clinics or ORs each day

Expected hours: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (approx.)

No on-call requirements

Evaluation: All 2-week career exploration electives are pass fail. Attendance and participation are required to pass. A pre- and post-rotation quiz will be given. 2 patient write-ups are required.