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Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science
The University of Arizona
Arizona Health Sciences Center
655 North Alvernon Way, Suite 108
Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: (520) 321-3677, Fax: 321-3665
Web: External Link Department Homepage

Offers courses in:

  • OPH - Ophthalmology and Vision Science

Medical student electives are described in the External Link College of Medicine Electives Manual.

Faculty members are listed on the department homepage.

The Department:

The Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science is in the College of Medicine.

The department offers electives for medical students. One is a research elective in which experience in laboratory research in ophthalmology will be obtained with programs of a minimum of four weeks in duration. The other is a clinical elective in which medical students will be assigned to outpatient clinics and inpatient wards at University Medical Center and Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Healthcare (Tucson) as well as surgery, which will give them an overview as to how the ophthalmologist relates to his/her patient population.

The graduate program in Ophthalmology offers residents extensive inpatient and outpatient experiences at University Medical Center and Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Healthcare (Tucson).

The preceptorship program provides students the opportunity to train in Ophthalmology at an approved hospital in this country or abroad.

For more information contact the department listed above.



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