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OPHT 300A. Ophthalmology Clerkship (SUMC, PAVAMC, SCVMC)

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An brief, but excellent exposure to general and subspecialty ophthalmology at Stanford University. The clerkship consists of spending time in clinic, the OR, and didactics. Designed to accommodate students of differing levels of interest from those definitely wanting a long-term career in ophthalmology to those who are just starting out and just want to know how to spell ophthalmology. Rotation provides exposure at three clinical sites: Byers Eye Institute (Stanford), the Palo Alto VA, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Students will visit each of the locations over the course of the rotation, spending your first and fourth weeks at one site, and the 2nd and 3rd weeks at each of the other two locations. Credentialing: Because of the exposure at three different clinical sites, students need access to obtain site access prior to the start of the rotation. We can do the heavy lifting here, but we need you to fill out the paperwork we send you approximately 6-8 weeks before the rotation begins. This is particularly important for external students.

Students must have access to transportation for facilities offsite and for ER after hours.

Periods Available
P1-12. Full-time for 4 weeks. 3 students per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Plan to report to Byers Eye Center the first day of the rotation for an orientation unless instructed otherwise. Clinical duties begin the second day of the rotation; Time: 9:00 am.

Units 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 2

Ira Schachar, M.D. (

Other Faculty

TBA. For now please email Ira Schachar with questions at:

* "S1"=Selective Clerkship Category I (Basics in Clinical Care)
"S2"=Selective Clerkship Category II (Subinternship)


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