St. Luke's Hospital, Chief of Ophthalmology
University of California San Francisco, Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
California Pacific Medical Center, Clinical Faculty in Ophthalmology
What to expect:
Visitors will work with an ophthalmologist based in San Francisco, California. This rotation is geared toward those intending to pursue a career in ophthalmology. All applications must be approved in advance. Applicants should already be knowledgeable about ocular anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy, ocular pharmacology, and the basics of eye disease. Common case presentations include: cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. Please do some preliminary reading about these conditions.
Please be thoroughly familiar with the anatomy of the eye and orbit. Also review neuro-anatomy, with particular attention to the cranial nerves, optic nerves and chiasm, optic radiations and visual cortex.
This rotation provides a broad and balanced clinical exposure to the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, cataract surgery, as well as grand rounds at two local ophthalmology residency programs. Opportunities are available to publish case reports. Graduates from this rotation have been accepted into excellent residency programs on three continents.
- Visitors must include a letter of intent and are planning to apply for an Ophthalmology residency.
- Visitors have the opportunity to observe surgeries at the hospital dependant on patient load.
- Visitors may have the opportunity to attend 1st-year UCSF ophthalmology residency courses and meet the ophthalmology residents.
- Public transit available
- Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Tagalog, French, Italian and German
|Monday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Tuesday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Thursday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Friday||8 am - 5 pm|
*Schedule may vary, please consult with the physician upon arrival for any updates.
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