Elective & Sub Internship Program
Baylor College of Medicine Elective Program

Elective Courses

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Department: MEOPH-Ophthalmology
Course: 509-Ophthalmology/Vitreoretinal Disease Surgery

Course Coordinator: Dr. Marshall B. Hamill
Course Faculty: Dr. Robert Coffee,Dr. Petros Carvounis
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Ophthalmolgy Selective or Surgery Core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
This elective is a two to four week full-time rotation for third- or fourth-year students that provides an insight into vitreo-retinal diseases.
Learning Activities
The student interacts directly with the faculty and resident on a large consultative vitreo-retinal surgery service. Basic ocular examination skills are stressed in addition to advanced retinal exam techniques. 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 correlations. The service is based at several Medical Center hospitals including The Methodist Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, Ben Taub General Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The student has the opportunity to attend all scheduled conferences at the Cullen Eye Institute.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Betty Villanueva
Contact Phone: 713-798-4299
Contact Fax: 713-798-4364
Contact Location:
Email: Betty.Villanueva@bcm.edu
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