Stritch School of Medicine
Ophthalmology Outpatient & Inpatient (401)
Department: Ophthalmology
Elective Course No: OPHTHO 401
Elective Title: Ophthalmology Specialty Rotation
Course Supervisor: Amy Lin, MD

Faculty Instructors:
Charles Bouchard, MD; Rober Barnes, MD; Cathleen Cronin, MD; Felipe de Alba, MD; Eileen Gable, OD; Walter Jay, MD; Anurandha Khanna, MD; James McDonnell, MD; Jay Perlman, MD, PhD; Peter Russo, OD; Edward Sung, MD; Susanne Tidow, MD; Tracy Williams, MD; David Yoo, MD.

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time.
Duration: Four Weeks.
Periods Offered: Year Round

No. of Students:
Students will be assigned to the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for two weeks and the Loyola Outpatient Center for two weeks.

YES – Junior Standing

Special Note:
Visiting Students cannot apply for this elective until two months prior to the beginning date of each period.

Visiting Students Contact:
Darlene Dement - (708) 216-4161

Description of Content Covered:

  • Attend general and subspecialty clinics and examine patients under the supervision of residents and faculty.
  • Observe OR procedures and clinic minor procedures including laser procedures.
  • Attend resident lectures, grand rounds or other teaching seminars.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn how to complete an eye history.
  • Learn how to perform a basic eye exam using the equipment in the eye clinic.
  • Learn how to use the direct ophthalmoscope to examine the fundus.
  • Become familiar with common eye diseases and their treatment.
  • Become familiar with eye manifestions of systemic disease.
  • Examine patients under the supervision of residents and practice presenting history and clinical exam.

Method of Evaluation:

  • Level of knowledge attained.
  • Observation by attendings and residents in the clinic and operating room for enthusiasm, promptness, cooperation and effectiveness.
  • Written exam given at the end of the rotation.