Welcome to the medical student page through University Hospitals Eye Institute. The following information will help you navigate through various ophthalmology-related medical school experiences, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University.
Visiting Medical Student Program
The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences provides clinical electives and acting internships for medical students in their final year of medical school from the United States as well as approved international medical schools.
Medical students at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are given first priority for all rotations. However, non-Case Western Reserve University students may participate in electives and acting internships only if space is available. Only students who are in good standing in their own medical schools will be accepted.
- OPTH 4001A: Clinical Ophthalmology (University Hospitals)
A continuous one-month clerkship will be available. While at University Hospitals, the clerkship will provide broad exposure to both clinical and surgical patients in the Resident Clinic and those of the private service. Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea and External Disease, Refractive surgery and Plastics/Ocular oncology are some of the subspecialties that will be represented. The mornings will be spent in the operating room, in didactic lectures, or specific subspecialty teaching sessions. The attending Ophthalmologist for the specific clinic will be available for instruction in case work-ups. There will be an oral presentation by the students at the end of their rotation. It is recommended that a summary or copy of the PowerPoint presentations from the presentation be handed in to the Director. The grade for the performance will be based on the student's performance during the month as well as from the oral presentation. OBJECTIVE: To acquaint the student with clinical ophthalmology. DUTIES: Student responsibilities as in description above. Days only, no night call. PREQUISITE: Completion of core Medical or Surgical clerkship preferred. This course is available to 3rd or 4th year students for 4 weeks only.