Ophthalmology with Chief of Ophthalmology, St. Luke's Hospital
Ophthalmology with Chief of Ophthalmology, St. Luke's Hospital

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Academic Affiliation
Good for Groups

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. 

Additional Information: 

  • Only visitors committed to a career in Ophthalmology will be accepted. If CV, does not show interested a statement of commitment is required upon application.
  • Visitors have the opportunity to observe surgeries at the hospital dependent 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

Experiece Cost per
Four Weeks:
Schedule and Additional Information*
Day Time
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.

The Location
  • Premier Eyecare of San Francisco
As I previously stated, I thought AMO was a great program that provided me with a great opportunity. I had a very good experience with my host physician and was able to get a recommendation letter. When he saw that I already had a decent amount of knowledge in the field, he taught me on a more technical level to prepare me for residency, which I very much appreciated, as I feel this would really give me an edge in my application.

It's a great program that give us opportunities to rotate in the USA with great Physicians.

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