Department of Ophthalmology Clerkship Selectives By: Michael Wu, M.D., Clerkship Program Director Dorrie Quirante, Clerkship Program Administrator Clerkship website: http://depts.washington.edu/ophthweb/clerkship.html Ophthalmology Clerkships Two-week clerkship rotations:
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By: Michael Wu, M.D., Clerkship Program Director
Dorrie Quirante, Clerkship Program Administrator
Two-week clerkship rotations:
(UWMC, HMC, VA, CHRMC, GHC, & Spokane)
Special electives & away electives – Outside UW
(by approval only)
(Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho)
Other (e.g., other academic medical centers)
Broad Educational Objectives:
a. The application of basic science and clinical knowledge to specific eye problems;
b. Gaining practical experience and insight into the communication skills, examination techniques, and treatments used in the practice of ophthalmology.
c. Deciding on ophthalmology as a career.
4. To introduce students to controversial areas of ophthalmology in order to stimulate reading and investigation into these topics.
Process or Skill Objectives: the communication skills, examination techniques, and treatments used in the practice of ophthalmology.
2. To develop and demonstrate satisfactory skill in performing the following procedures:
a. Ophthalmic history
b. Visual acuity assessment at near and distance
c. Examination of the extraocular muscles (including the cover test) and intraocular muscles (accommodation and pupillary reactions)
d. Hand light and slit lamp examinations of the external structures of the eye, lids, and lacrimal apparatus
e. Examination of the cornea, anterior chamber, iris, lens & anterior vitreous with a slit lamp
f. Ophthalmoscopic examination of the media (cornea, anterior chamber, lens, & vitreous) and fundus (optic disc, macula, and vessels)
g. Confrontation examination of the peripheral visual fields
3. To prepare the student to provide initial
management of eye emergencies.
681 – HMC
683 – CHRMC
685 – VAPSHCS
686 – GHC
687 – UWMC
688 – Alaska
689 – Spokane
690 – Missoula
697 – Away Elective (other institutions out of states)
699 – Special Electives (WWAMI region)
Quiz will be given on the 2nd Thursday of the two-week rotation.
Total of 14 questions (multiple choices).
This is one of the requirements for the completion of a two-week clerkship.
A. Obtain satisfactory clinical evaluations consistent with an honors grade.
B. To be considered for an HONORS grade, you must submit a written paper:
A topic related to the eye and visual system, chosen after discussing with a faculty member.
Paper is due four weeks after the last day of your ophthalmology clerkship rotation.
To receive an honors grade for two clerkships, you may do an 8-page (excluding references)
on approved topic.
Introductory didactic lectures on first Monday of two-week clerkship rotation.
Thursday Morning Lectures: These are held in room BB-824 UW/HSB, from 8:00am to 12:00noon. Review the Thursday morning lecture topics with a resident at your site by the preceding Wednesday.
Grand rounds at 7:00am to 8:00am.
Case Studies: All clerkship students meet with one of the faculty clinicians on the second Thursday of each rotation. Student need to familiarize themselves with the cases presented in the booklet prior to the case studies discussion.
1.Who is the contact person for the Ophthalmology Department?
Dorrie Quirante, Program Administrator, (206) 685-1969
E-mail: [email protected]
2. Who is the contact person for Academic Affairs Office?
Laura Ellis/Kim Nathane (206) 543-5560
3. Does the student need a pager?
No, and we do not provide one.
4. What duty hours are expected?
From 8:00am to 5:00pm – Mon. through Fri.
(No clinic on Sat, Sun, and holidays)
5. Can I miss a day or two while on two-week clerkship rotation? Yes, for emergencies.