Courses & Rotations

Course Description

Participation: The goal of the senior selective experience is to equip the student with skills necessary to master obtaining an appropriate ocular history and demonstrating the clinical skills required for a complete eye evaluation. From the history and clinical findings, the reader should be able to diagnose and manage or refer common ocular disorders. There will be an opportunity to observe ophthalmology faculty and residents performing examinations, consultations, minor procedures, laser procedures, and major operative surgeries in several subspecialties of ophthalmology.

Mandatory Sessions / Conferences:
The student will participate in all education activities as delineated on the program monthly calendar including conferences, Grand Rounds, and workshops.

Attire:
Unless otherwise stated, scrubs should be worn in an operating room environment or during call hours. Under no circumstances may scrubs be worn during clinics or for any academic-related activities. Exceptions may be made, but as a general rule, the student should always ask their faculty advisor before wearing any non-professional attire.

Call:
While this is not required, taking first ophthalmology call is highly encouraged as it is an excellent example of ophthalmology resident duties. We encourage all medical students to discuss this with their faculty mentor and a first- or second-year resident.

Permission Yes
Selective No
Contact Lauren Belasco
Phone: (210) 567-8406
Room: 4.102-1, McDermott Bldg. (Greehey Campus)
Email: BelascoL@uthscsa.edu
Faculty Director Jorge Antonio Montes, M.D.
Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director
Location UT Health San Antonio
Length of Rotation 4 weeks
Period(s) Offered All
Maximum Students per Rotation 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9
Course Instructors K. L. Anderson, MD, PhD; A. Y. Chan, MD; C. L. Fry, MD; D. A. Johnson, MD; J. A. Montes, MD; M. P. Schatz, MD; F. Scribbick, MD; D. Nguyen, MD
Course Description

Prerequisite: Third year Ophthalmology Clerkship required; arrangements with instructor on individual basis.

Mandatory Sessions / Conferences: The student will participate in all education activities as delineated on the program monthly calendar including conferences, Grand Rounds, and workshops.

Permission Yes
Selective No
Contact Lauren Belasco
Phone: (210) 567-8406
Room: 4.102-1, McDermott Bldg. (Greehey Campus)
Email: BelascoL@uthscsa.edu
Faculty Director Jorge Antonio Montes, MD
Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director
Location UT Health San Antonio
Length of Rotation 4 or 8 weeks
Period(s) Offered All
Maximum Students During Period 1 per faculty member
Course Instructors K. L. Anderson, MD, PhD; A. Y. Chan, MD; C. L. Fry, MD; D. A. Johnson, MD; M. P. Schatz, MD; F. Scribbick, MD
Course Description

Prerequisite: The student will actively participate in research activities within the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Health San Antonio. The student is expected to carry out a research project, which may be clinical or involve laboratory research. A logical and step-wise approach to research will be emphasized, from literature review, collection of data to analysis and a reporting of the results.

Mandatory Sessions / Conferences: The student will participate in all education activities as delineated on the program monthly calendar including conferences, Grand Rounds, and workshops.

Permission Yes
Selective No
Contact Lauren Belasco
Phone: (210) 567-8406
Room: 4.102-1, McDermott Bldg. (Greehey Campus)
Email: BelascoL@uthscsa.edu
Faculty Director Jorge Antonio Montes, MD
Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director
Location UT Health San Antonio
Length of Rotation 4 or 8 weeks
Period(s) Offered All
Maximum Students During Period 1 per faculty member
Course Instructors K. L. Anderson, MD, PhD; A. Y. Chan, MD; C. L. Fry, MD; D. A. Johnson, MD; M. P. Schatz, MD; F. Scribbick, MD

Participating Faculty:

Kent Anderson, Ph.D., M.D.
Associate Professor and Program Director
Director of Resident Clinics, Texas Diabetes Institute (TDI)
Cornea
210-567-8102

Jorge Antonio Montes, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
210-567-8421

Constance L. Fry, M.D.
Associate Professor and Director of the Oculoplastics Service
Medical Director, UT Medicine Eye Clinic at the MARC
General Ophthalmic Oncology, Orbital Surgery and Oculoplastics
210-567-8403

Randolph Glickman, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Basic Science
Electrophysiology & Biochemistry
(210) 567-8420