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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
OPHTHALMOLOGY

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OPHTH 498 Undergraduate Thesis (*, max. 25) Francis
Thesis-based research in vision and ophthalmology. Elective. Offered: AWSpS.

OPHTH 499 Undergraduate Research (*, max. 25) Francis
Laboratory or clinical research in morphology, biochemistry, immunology, experimental pathology, or clinical studies of the eye and visual system. Offered: AWSpS.

OPHTH 501 P-Ophthalmology Preceptorship (1, max. 12) Francis
Individualized experiences with one or more of the full-time faculty members of the department covering research, teaching, and patient care. Student observes activities in the clinic, hospital ward, operating room, and research laboratories. Prerequisite: first- and second-year medical student standing and permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.

OPHTH 681 P-Ophthalmology Clerkship - HMC/Eye Institute (4/8, max. 12)
Students gain experience in the diagnosis and treatment of common ocular disorders. Basic examination techniques, including tonometry, ophthalmoscopy, and biomicroscopy. Prerequisite: completion of human biology series. Offered: AWSpS.

OPHTH 683 P-Pediatric Ophthalmology Clerkship - Seattle Children's (4)
Student examines and observes treatment of children with ocular diseases and learns to differentiate trivial from potentially blinding disorders. Furnishes programmed text in general ophthalmology. Prerequisite: completion of human biology series. Offered: WS.

OPHTH 685 P-Ophthalmology Clerkship - VAPSHCS (4)
Participation in diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical ocular disease. Outpatient examinations, inpatient surgery, as well as neuro-ophthalmologic, retinal, and glaucoma consultations. Basic techniques involved in tonometry, ophthalmoscopy, and biomicroscopy of eye. Prerequisite: completion of human biology series. Offered: AWSpS.

OPHTH 686 P-Ophthalmology Clerkship - GHC Puget Sound (4)
Diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease in outpatients. Weekly assignments to Group Health ophthalmologist responsible for the care of walk-in and urgent patients, demonstrating findings pertinent to the future practice of primary-care physicians. Examination techniques, including tonometry, ophthalmoscopy, and biomicroscopy of eye. Prerequisite: completion of human biology series. Offered: AWSpS.

OPHTH 688 P-Ophthalmology Clerkship - Anchorage (8)
Four-week externship at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Opportunity to learn and practice common eye examination techniques, including slit-lamp biomicroscopy, tonometry, and funduscopy. Patients seen three days a week; two days spent in the operating room. Prerequisite: completion of human biology series, MED 665, and SURG 665; fourth-year medical students only. Offered: AWSpS.

OPHTH 689 P-Ophthalmology Clerkship - Spokane (4)
Diagnosis and management of commonly seen eye diseases. Subspecialty clinics include cornea, retina, glaucoma, contact lenses, and strabismus. Prerequisite: completion of human biology series. Offered: AWSpS.

OPHTH 690 P-Ophthalmology Clerkship - Missoula (4)
Diagnosis and management of commonly seen eye diseases. Subspecialty clinics include cornea, retina, glaucoma, contact lenses, and strabismus. Prerequisite: completion of human biology series. Offered: AWSpS.

OPHTH 691 P-Ophthalmology Clerkship - Nampa (4)
Diagnosis and management of commonly seen eye diseases. Subspecialty clinics include cornea, retina, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, contact lenses, and strabismus. Prerequisite: completion of human biology series. Offered: AWSpS.

OPHTH 697 P-Ophthalmology Special Electives (*, max. 24) Francis
By specific arrangement, for qualified students, special clerkship, externship, or research opportunities are at times made available at institutions or clinics other than the UW. Prospective students obtain from the dean's office a special assignment form at least one month before preregistration. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.

OPHTH 699 P-WWAMI Ophthalmology Special Electives (*, max. 24)
By special arrangement for qualified students, special clerkships or externships may be available at institutions other than the University of Washington located within the WWAMI region. Prerequisite: permission of department. Offered: AWSpS.