Department of Ophthalmology
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Medical Student Courses & Rotations

 

Three ophthalmology courses are offered to medical students at the UTHSCSA. For more information, please visit the UTHSCSA Office of Student Affairs website,  http://som.uthscsa.edu/srselect/vscourses.asp.

 

OPHT 4001 - Clinical Ophthalmology
Permission Yes
Selective No
Contact Amy Permann
Phone: (210) 567-8102
Room: 4.102 McDermott Bldg.
Email: Permann@uthscsa.edu
Faculty Director Jorge Antonio Montes, MD
Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director
Location UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
Length of Rotation 4 weeks
Period(s) Offered All
Maximum Students per Rotation 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9
Course Instructors K. L. Anderson, MD, PhD; A. Y. Chan, MD; C. L. Fry, MD; D. A. Johnson, MD; J. A. Montes, MD; M. P. Schatz, MD; F. Scribbick, MD; D. Nguyen, MD
 
Course Description
Participation: The goal of the senior selective experience is to equip the student with skills necessary to master obtaining an appropriate ocular history and demonstrating the clinical skills required for a complete eye evaluation. From the history and clinical findings, the reader should be able to diagnose and manage or refer common ocular disorders. There will be an opportunity to observe ophthalmology faculty and residents performing examinations, consultations, minor procedures, laser procedures, and major operative surgeries in severla subspecialties of ophthalmology.

Mandatory Sessions / Conferences:
The student will participate in all education activities as delineated on the program monthly calendar including conferences, Grand Rounds, and workshops.

Attire:
Unless otherwise stated, scrubs should be worn in an operating room environment or during call hours. Under no circumstances may scrubs be worn during clinics or for any academic-related activities. Exceptions may be made, but as a general rule, the student should always ask their faculty advisor before wearing any non-professional attire.

Call:
While this is not required, taking first ophthalmology call is highly encouraged as it is an excellent example of ophthyalmology resident duties. We encourage all medical students to discuss this with their faculty mentor and a first- or second-year resident.

 

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OPHT 4003 - Research In Clinical Ophthalmology
Permission Yes
Selective No
Contact Amy Permann
Phone: (210) 567-8102
Room: 4.102 McDermott Bldg.
Email: Permann@uthscsa.edu
Faculty Director Jorge Antonio Montes, MD
Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director
Location UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
Length of Rotation 4 or 8 weeks
Period(s) Offered All
Maximum Students During Period 1 per faculty member
Course Instructors K. L. Anderson, MD, PhD; A. Y. Chan, MD; C. L. Fry, MD; D. A. Johnson, MD; M. P. Schatz, MD; F. Scribbick, MD
 
Course Description
Prerequisite: Third year Ophthalmology Clerkship required; arrangements with instructor on individual basis.

Mandatory Sessions / Conferences: The student will participate in all education activities as delineated on the program monthly calendar including conferences, Grand Rounds, and workshops.

 

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OPHT 4006 - Ophthalmic Research

Permission: 

Yes

Selective: 

No

Contact Amy Permann
Phone: (210) 567-8102
Room: 4.102 McDermott Bldg.
Email: Permann@uthscsa.edu
Faculty Director Jorge Antonio Montes, MD
Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director
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Location: 

UT Health Science Center - San Antonio

Length of Rotation: 

4 or 8 weeks

Period(s) Offered: 

ALL

Max Students During Period: 

1 per faculty member

Course Instructor(s): 

R. Glickman, PhD; E. Muir, PhD; Q. Shen, PhD.

 

Course Description 

Prerequisite: The student will actively participate in research activities within the Department of Ophthalmology at The University of Texas Health Science Center. The student is expected to carry out a research project, which may be clinical or involve laboratory research. A logical and step-wise approach to research will be emphasized, from literature review, collection of data to analysis and a reporting of the results.

Mandatory Sessions / Conferences: The student will participate in all education activities as delineated on the program monthly calendar including conferences, Grand Rounds, and workshops.

 

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Participating Faculty:

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Kent Anderson, Ph.D., M.D.
Associate Professor and Program Director
Director of Resident Clinics, Texas Diabetes Institute (TDI)
Cornea
(210) 567-8102
 
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Jorge Antonio Montes, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
(210) 567-8421
 
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Constance L. Fry, M.D.
Associate Professor and Director of the Oculoplastics Service
Medical Director, UT Medicine Eye Clinic at the MARC
General Ophthalmic Oncology, Orbital Surgery and Oculoplastics
(210) 567-8403
 
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Randolph Glickman, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Basic Science
Electrophysiology & Biochemistry
(210) 567-8420

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Participating Staff:

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Amy Permann
Academic Programs Coordinator
(210) 567-8102