500-510 Clinical Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Counts toward 32-credit-hour graduation requirement.
None. Offered each quarter.
This elective is a two to four-week full time rotation for third or fourth year students that provides an insight into ocular adnexal diseases and surgery. The student interacts directly with the faculty and resident on a large consultative oculoplastic and orbital surgery service. There are many opportunities for interdisciplinary work in related fields of plastic surgery, otolaryngology, and neurosurgery as the case mix allows. The student is considered a valuable member of the team and helps work-up, treat, and follow all patients. In addition to learning basic microsurgical techniques, the student should also acquire fundamental ophthalmologic examination skills and an understanding of ophthalmologic clinicopathological correlation. The service is based at several Medical Center hospitals including The Methodist Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, Ben Taub General Hospital, and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The student is given the opportunity to attend all scheduled conferences at the Cullen Eye Institute.