OPH 7181

Acting Intern Neuro-ophthalmology


Lori van der Merwe
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Catalog Description:  This elective will be offered only to select MS3 or MS4 medical students with plans to pursue either a residency in ophthalmology or neurology. During the rigorous 4-week rotation, students will be in clinic evaluating patients 8-10 half days per week. Students will be expected to work-up new patients at the level of a first year resident and present them to the neuro-ophthalmology attending. After clinic, students should read about diagnoses encountered in clinic. In addition, there will be required reading. Comprehension of the reading will be assessed by scheduled quizzes which will then be reviewed with the student by a faculty member. Interested students will be encouraged to engage in a research project with one of the faculty members although this is not required for the rotation.


Note: Contact the Course Coordinator for any syllabi for previous years. 


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Site Code Site Name Notes

Clinics and Surgery Center Ophthalmology Clinic

Masonic Children's Hospital

Minnesota Lions Children’s Eye Clinic

UMP Eye Clinic

Students are at varying sites depending on what surgeries are being done.

Required session attendance: Does not apply

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:

  • Monday AM OR
  • Monday PM through Friday AM Clinic
  • Friday PM Reading time or Clinic

Direct patient care:  Yes

Consent Requirement (arranged or open to student scheduling):  Email Course Director and Course Coordinator for details and approval to schedule.

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course:  Repetition not allowed.

Course equivalency:  Does not apply