Year Four Courses

OPHTH 760 - Ophthalmology Elective

 

Credits: 5

 

Program Directors:

  • Dr. William A. Cantore

 

Administrative Coordinator:

Michelle Davis and/or Linda Smith

 

Contact Information:

wac1@psu.edu
531-8783

 

Prerequisites:

1st two years of medical school

 

Maximum Number of Students:

2-Third Year Students; and 2-Fourth Year Students

 

When Offered:

All Rotations

 

Length Of Course:

1 month

 

Date/Time/Location:

8:00 a.m.; UPC I, Suite 800

 

Description:

This course is designed to provide a broad experience in ophthalmology for any students, regardless of their future career goals. Students will spend time with all faculty members, as well as some residents. The course goal is for students to understand the diagnosis, pathogenesis, and management of a variety of ophthalmic disorders, as well as become proficient in the use of a direct ophthalmoscope. Depending on the students' goals, the rotation schedule can be modified to accommodate particular interests, e.g., more neuro-ophthalmology for students planning a career in neurology or neurosurgery. Students are invited and encouraged to participate in all teaching activities of the Department, including resident lectures, fluorescein angiography conferences, Grand Rounds, etc. Students considering a career in Ophthalmology should request a rotation in July-October due to the early Ophthalmology match.

 

Additional Information:

Report To:

Dr. William Cantore