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Ophthalmology Elective at NSLIJ

Welcome to Ophthalmology and North Shore-LIJ's Department of Ophthalmology.Like most medical students you probably have had almost no formal education in the field, but do not worry — this is why you are here. A four-week elective in clinical Ophthalmology is offered to fourth-year medical students from accredited medical schools. Elective students can expect to acquire an overview of the specialty of Ophthalmology and to develop basic clinical skills needed to assess patients with eye problems. The medical student will have a chance to observe and evaluate ophthalmic disease in both in-patients and out-patients. Attendance at specialty clinics in Cornea, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Retina, Pediatrics,Oculoplastics and Glaucoma is strongly encouraged. An opportunity is also given to observe various surgical procedures in ophthalmology, including cataract surgery, vitreoretinal surgery, glaucoma surgery, strabismus surgery and oculoplastic surgery. The medical student is allowed to attend all of the resident lectures.

An elective rotation, completed under the direction of Dr. Vivien Boniukat at the Queens Hospital Center, includes the following:

  • A defined faculty supervisor
  • An opportunity to discuss and fashion an elective program consistent with each medical student's needs
  • Opportunities to develop clinical skills under resident and faculty supervision and to exercise there skills when competence has been demonstrated
  • Scheduled tutorials with the faculty supervisor and, when appropriate, with other faculty members
  • Research study of a clinical topic and presentation of findings at a clinical conference
  • Evaluation of the student by faculty and residents that will be forwarded to the Dean's office of his/her medical school

In order to maximize your time with us we encourage you to click the link below and read as much as possible, as this will compliment your time in our clinic. By the end of the month with us, you should be able to complete each of the goals discussed below. This may seem intimidating but the learning curve is very steep and you will surprise yourself at the end of the month how much you have learned. The outline should serve as a skeleton to focus your reading. Our residents will be more than happy to go over any of these topics and more.

Currently, we are only accepting applications from students who wish to participate in an elective prior to 12/31/12. Elective applications for 2013 will be accepted and reviewed in November of 2012.

Course Number:  00OPHTHALMOLOGY

No electives offered May 15- July 30 and November 15 - December 30th.

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Department Contact

Jeanne Millspaugh
House Staff Coordinator
Phone: (516) 465-8460
Fax: (516) 465-8412
E-mail: jmillspa@nshs.edu

Department of Ophthalmology
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Suite 107
600 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY 11021

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