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OPHT 300A. Ophthalmology Clerkship (SUMC, PAVAMC, SCVMC)   S1   Open to Visitors
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.
Prereq: Students must have access to transportation for facilities offsite and for ER after hours.
Periods Avail: 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     DropCode:     Call Code: 2
Director: Ira Schachar, M.D. (ophthalmology_education@stanford.edu).
Other Faculty: Staff
Coord: Ira Schachar, M.D. (ophthalmology_education@stanford.edu).

OPHT 300E. Ophthalmology Clerkship (VAPAHCS Livermore Division)   S1   Open to Visitors
Does the thought of evaluating diplopia, eye pain, or vision loss in a patient give you palpitations? This is the rotation for you. Offers a hands on, comprehensive experience focused on sharpening clinical eye examination skills and rationally evaluating ophthalmic conditions and problems. Students will examine patients with a variety of common and uncommon eye conditions, teach patients about their eye diseases, and learn to recognize situations that warrant referral to an ophthalmologist. Learning is enhanced through digital imaging techniques based on anterior and posterior segment ocular visualization, as well as newer modalities such as optical coherence tomography. Location is in lovely wine country in Livermore, with a cottage available for lodging, so your commute is to walk across the driveway, avoiding the wild turkeys. In addition to educational materials supplied during the rotation, students can also access Vaughan & Asbury's General Ophthalmology 16th Edition, by Paul Riordan-Eva and John P. Whitcher, online at http://lane.stanford.edu, then click on "Students" and then "USMLEasy.com" and then "Ophthalmology." Directions from Stanford: Take 84 across the Dumbarton bridge and continue straight on Decoto Rd. Turn right on Alvarado-Niles, left on Nursery Ave, right on Mission Blvd. Make a left on Niles Canyon Rd (highway 84) and follow the signs to Livermore. Stay on 84 and make a right at Wetmore (the road past E. Vineyard), then a right at Arroyo. Continue up Arroyo into the hills; you'll see the white hospital in the distance on your right, 4951 Arroyo Rd. Total drive time is approximately one hour. Weekly schedule, Bldg 62: Monday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm, work with community ophthalmologists or VA staff. Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, work with VA ophthalmologists, usually at VA Palo Alto. Wednesday: 8:00 am, Palo Alto VA surgery suite #4 for surgery, followed by Livermore clinic 1 pm. Thursday and Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Livermore clinic with Dr. Goldschmidt. A short presentation on a topic of the student’s choice is requested at the end of the rotation. Phone numbers: Call locally to the VA Palo Alto Health Care System Livermore Division at 925-373-4700, press 3 for Livermore Division, and enter extension 35116, for making arrangements to stay at the cottage.
Prereq: One core clerkship.
Periods Avail: 2B, 3B-12, full-time for 2 weeks only. 1 student per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: VAPAHCS, Livermore Division, 4951 Arroyo Road (11), Livermore; Time: 8:30 a.m.
Units: 3     DropCode:     Call Code: 0
Director: Leonard Goldschmidt, M.D., Ph.D.
Other Faculty: Staff
Coord: Leonard Goldschmidt, M.D., Ph.D. (925-373-4700 x35106), 4951 Arroyo Road (11), Livermore, CA 94550.

OPHT 301A. Introduction to Ophthalmology Clerkship (SUMC, PAVAMC, SCVMC)     Closed to Visitors
This clerkship is intended to provide a general introduction to ophthalmology; students interested in ophthalmology as a specialty should consider Ophth 300A. Students will spend time in clinic and surgery settings at one of three clinical sites: Stanford, Palo Alto VA, or Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. At the conclusion of the rotation, students will have a working knowledge and familiarity with ophthalmic terminology and basic exam techniques, will be able to recognize signs and symptoms of ophthalmic emergencies, and will feel comfortable knowing when and how to consult ophthalmology. The course will be graded pass/fail, based on a short written test and clinical evaluations obtained at the end of the rotation.
Prereq: Because of the rotation between sites, students must have access to some form transportation (its a long bike ride between Byers and the VA, but you need a car to get to SCVMC). At all sites, parking is free.
Periods Avail: P4-12. Full-time for 2 weeks. 2 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: 3     DropCode:     Call Code: 2: home call 1 night/week, 1 weekend/rotation
Director: Ira Schachar, M.D. (ophthalmology_education@stanford.edu).
Other Faculty: Staff
Coord: Ira Schachar, M.D. (ophthalmology_education@stanford.edu).

OPHT 302A. Bay Area Ophthalmology Course: Fundamentals in Clinical and Visual Science (SUMC)     Open to Visitors Open
“Intensive instruction in the basic sciences underlying ophthalmic practice and research. An internationally-recognized collaboration among ophthalmology teaching programs within the Bay Area, with participation by experts from other institutions. Emphasis on theoretical and practical understanding of the basic vision sciences. At the conclusion of the clerkship, participants are expected to have basic knowledge in both introductory and applied fundamentals of ophthalmology and vision science. Daily lectures. Laboratory sessions include optics, orbital anatomy, pathology, and Phacoemulsification wet Lab. Elements stressed include visual optics; genetics; microbiology; epidemiology; anatomy; pathology, pharmacology; ocular inflammation; glaucoma; neuro-ophthalmology; testing and imaging modalities; refractive surgery and contact lens; ocular motility, strabismus and amblyopia; disorders of the cornea and ocular surface, anterior segment and lens, pupil, retina and vitreous, optic nerve, eyelids and orbit.
Prereq: Pathology, Physiology, Embryology, Pharmacology.
Periods Avail: Period 1, full-time for 4 weeks, 30 students per period.
Reporting Instructions: Contact Seun Adebagbo at baoc-stanford@stanford.edu.
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 0
Director: Steven Sanislo, M.D. (baoc-stanford@stanford.edu).
Other Faculty: Staff
Coord: Seun Adebagbo, Byers Eye Institute at Stanford, 2452 Watson Court, Palo Alto, CA 94303. (baoc-stanford@stanford.edu).

OPHT 398A. Elective in Ophthalmology (SUMC, PAVAMC, SCVMC)     Open to Visitors
Provides an opportunity for a student in the clinical years to have an individualized clinical experience in Ophthalmology. The quality and duration of the elective will be decided by both the student and a faculty preceptor in the Department of Ophthalmology. Please note: Students cannot add 398A clerkships directly to their fishbowl schedules through the regular shuffles. Please contact Caroline Cheang in the Office of Medical Student Affairs at cheang@stanford.edu or 650-498-7619 with the faculty preceptor’s name and email address to add this clerkship.
Prereq: Ophthalmology 300A or comparable; consent of Faculty Clinical Clerkship Coordinator and approval by Advisor.
Periods Avail: 1-12.
Reporting Instructions: Where: TBA (designated faculty preceptor); Time: TBA
Units: 1 to 12     DropCode:     Call Code: 2 (varies according to preceptor)
Director: Ira Schachar, M.D. (ophthalmology_education@stanford.edu).
Other Faculty: Staff
Coord: Ira Schachar, M.D. (ophthalmology_education@stanford.edu).

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


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