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Ophthalmology

One-Week Summer Medicine Program

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How many times have you had to have your eyesight tested?! Which row can you see clearly? Do you ever feel defeated by those tiny numbers at the bottom of the pyramid?

Believe it or not, there are various careers you can pursue if you’re fascinated by the human eye. Of course, you can become a doctor. Ophthalmologists are MDs, and you’ll see what it’s like to live a day in their life in this program! You will complete routine eye exams, which they do daily, but you’ll also learn how to diagnose eye diseases, how to treat glaucoma and other degenerative diseases, and what issues must be surgically corrected. There are also Ophthalmologists who specialize in Pediatric Ophthalmology, making pivotal decisions regarding children’s eye health.

There are many avenues of Ophthalmology you may have never thought of! Heard of Neuro Ophthalmology, the specialization in vision problems that relate to your nervous system? There is also Ocular Oncology, the specialization of cancer of the eye. Endless fascinating specialties and sub-specialties!

**NEW** for 2022!

SUMMER 2022 DATES:

July 25th – 29th | Gann/Bentley 

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Students pose while wearing lab coats in the Emergency Medicine three-week summer medical program

Activities in this brand new program may include:

Learning how to administer an eye exam on a fellow student – who has the best eyesight in the class?!

Studying a corneal transplant for diagnoses such as Acute Vision Loss or Red Eye.

Geriatric examinations, including those of patients with Cataracts or Systemic Disease. Sound familiar? Have your grandparents had Cataracts?

Treating mock orbital diseases and injuries. Yikes – you’re right, orbital injuries do sound scary.

Studies of rare and fascinating diseases such as Floppy Eyelid Syndrome, Facial Nerve Palsy, Malignant Eyelid Lesions, and many more!

Student Comments for Three-Week Medical Programs - Summer 2021

‘I really liked the presentations, and the gizmos were fun. I liked learning about the expansion of the universe, the doppler effect and really just everything!’

‘I loved the way that this program was run. Everything was explained very well and there were a lot of interesting ways that we applied our learning!’

‘The program was in depth, especially considering it only lasted 3 weeks. The teacher was very knowledgeable and was good at lecturing and keeping the material engaging.’ 

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