Medical Student Electives

Description

  1. The Department offers a 2 week elective block , although 4 week electives are also available for those students who wish to have additional exposure or contemplating application to an ophthalmology residency.
  2. The elective will be primarily based at the Northport VA on the 2nd floor in the main outpatient building. Each medical student will work closely with a senior ophthalmology resident on a daily basis. There will be scheduled sessions at Stony Brook to shadow an attending and observe subspecialty clinics in pediatrics and neuro-ophthalmology.
  3.  Medical students interested in acquiring a departmental letter from Ophthalmology will need to spend 4 weeks in the elective. They will also be expected to present a short talk during their rotation on a topic of interest (with approval).
  4.  Each student will be expected to complete the reading assignments and complete a final written examination on the assigned reading. Each student will be evaluated on their clinical performance, attendance, demonstrable completion of the assigned monograph, presentations and test results. As in any clinical rotation, attendance is mandatory. Students will receive  grades - Fail, LowPass, Pass, HighPass, Honors - based on the evaluations.Upon completion of the rotation all students must submit an evaluation of the rotation and the resident that they worked with.

How to schedule the elective:

  All requests will be honored on a first come, first serve, basis.  Preference will be given to SUNY medical students .

  1. All requests must be submitted in writing 4 weeks prior to the desired elective date and sent to Ms Mary Menken who can also be reached at 261-4400 ext 2984.
  2. If the elective block is available the slot will be tentatively assigned to the applicant pending completion of the requisite paper work required by the Northport VA. The medical student will then need to contact Ms Mary Menken at 261 4400 ext 2984 to obtain the applications required by the VA for medical student rotations. Her fax number is 754 7982
  3. First day of rotation starts on Monday, 8am at the Northport VA in the outpatient building, second floor, Ophthalmology Clinic, Bldg 200 2J Clinic.
  4. Any problems that cannot be handled by Ms Mary Menken at the VA should be directed to Dr El Baba/Dr. Mehta who can be reached at the VA eye clinic at 261 4400 ext 2138/9
  5. If feasible, it is recommended that two students pair up during the rotation. This would help in learning to use the techniques of the slit lamp and direct ophthalmoscopy

 

 

OPHTHALMOLOGY ELECTIVE ROTATIONDAILY SCHEDULE
 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Week 1

AM/PM

Northport VAMC

Orientation

Introduction to Ophthalmology

N. Mehta

AM/PM

Northport VAMC

Lecture: 

AM/PM

Tech Park
33 Research Way SB

Ped-Ophthal

 

AM/PM

Northport VAMC

Lecture

AM/PM

Northport VAMC

Lecture

Week 2

OR at Stony Brook ASC

AM/PM

Northport VAMC

Neuro-Oph

Tech Park
33 Research Way SB

AM/PM

Northport VAMC

 

AM/PM

Northport VAMC

Quiz


Evaluation of the Elective

Each medical student will need to submit an evaluation of the elective. Final grades and credit for the elective will be given only after the evaluation is submitted and the textbook is returned to the VA Medical library.

(Click here for evaluation form):    Evaluation of the Elective

                                                             Evaluation of the 360 Resident

Last updated by psibony on September 18, 2012

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