OP502M.8

Advanced Ophthalmology

Sites: MEEI
Director(s): Ankoor Shah
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time for one month. Closed in December
Location: MEEI - Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary (8)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: Students may add themselves to the waiting list for this course during add/drop periods but not during lottery periods. OP 502M.8 is an advanced elective. Basic Ophthalmology (OP 501) is a prerequisite for OP502M.8 or a similar course taken at another institution approved by Harvard Medical School. The Advanced Ophthalmology Elective represents an opportunity for a student to participate with a member of the Harvard Medical School Ophthalmology faculty in clinical or laboratory research. It is meant to be joint scholarly experience not primarily involving direct patient care. each preceptor develops a research project for the medical student to pursue or the student may develop a specific research interest that is approved by the Preceptor. The minimum period of and advanced elective is four weeks and that the duration must be in blocks of four weeks. Their are 23 Preceptors with varying research projects who mentor the course. The student is given the list of mentors and descriptions of the research that they are involved with. It is the students responsibility to contact the mentor and set up a schedule. Once scheduled, students should call Charles Ruberto, (617) 573-3474.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
There are 23 projects which the student can be involved in.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: To be discussed by the students with their mentors when they meet to plan the research. Since the electives do not involve direct patient-care, mentors will not use the standard HMS evaluation forms. Honors: To be discussed by the students with their mentors when they meet to plan the research. Since the electives do not involve direct patient-care, mentors will not use the standard HMS evaluation forms. Satisfactory: To be discussed by the students with their mentors when they meet to plan the research. Since the electives do not involve direct patient-care, mentors will not use the standard HMS evaluation forms. Unsatisfactory: To be discussed by the students with their mentors when they meet to plan the research. Since the electives do not involve direct patient-care, mentors will not use the standard HMS evaluation forms.