College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Ophthalmology Elective ProMedica Physicians Eyecare 2 Weeks

Title of Clerkship: Ophthalmology Elective  - 2 weeks

Elective Type: 4th year elective

Department: Surgery

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Promedica Physicians Eyecare, 5700 Monroe St #211, Sylvania, OH 43560

Course Number: OPTH 733

Blocks available: All

Number of students per block: 1

Faculty: Various Vision Associate’s Faculty

Elective Description/Requirements:
The student will have the opportunity to learn different techniques for examining the eye including slit lamp examination and indirect ophthalmoscopy. The student will evaluate patients with eye disorders in an outpatient setting. Students will obtain clinical experience in evaluating patients with diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma as well as areas of Neurophthalmology and Pediatric Ophthalmology. Rotation will be organized by the faculty members based on student’s level of training and area of interest.   

Length of Clerkship: 2 weeks

Links to Core Competencies/Educational Course Objectives: At the end of the rotation the student will be able to:

  1. Perform an eye examination that includes a slit lamp dilated fundus exam. EPOs: PC-1, PC-2, PC-3, PC-4, PC-6, PC-10, MK-1, MK-4
  2. Evaluate and diagnose common ophthalmic disorders. EPOs: PC-7, PC-9, PBL-5, PBL-7, MK-6, MK-7, MK-8
  3. Describe the ocular manifestations of systemic diseases. EPOs: PC-8, PC-10, MK-7
  4. List treatment options of basic ophthalmic disease entities. EPOs: PC-8, MK-1, MK-2, MK-4, MK-7
  5. Describe the management of ophthalmic disease in the pediatric patient. EPOs: PC-8, PC-10, MK-7,
  6. Describe the management of ophthalmic disease in the adult patient. EPOs: PC-8, PC-10, MK-7, PC-9, MK-4
  7. Describe the management and treatment of acute ophthalmic emergencies. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, PC-10
  8. List the ophthalmologic conditions that require referral to an ophthalmic specialist. EPOs: PC-11, MK-16

UT/COM students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Education Program Objectives and Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Observation of patient examination in a clinic setting
  2. Supervised examination of ophthalmic patients
  3. Small group instruction
  4. Case studies
  5. Review of tests including interpretation
  6. Observations of ophthalmic surgery including review of charts and indications for surgical intervention 

Evaluation methods Employed:

  1. Clinical competency evaluations
  2. Faculty/Resident observation
  3. Professional assessments
  4. Attendance
  5. Case write up

Prerequisites: Successful completion of required third year Surgery Clerkship.

Clerkship Director: Stephanie Pannell, M.D..

Clerkship Coordinator: Claudia Davis
Phone Number: 419.383.3580

Special Requirements:
Rotation requires approval from clerkship director through the coordinator.  Participation in night call is recommended because many cases come in after hours. A call schedule will be arranged per individual. 

Approved by ECC
August 2019

Last Updated: 1/22/23