Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology

Program Overview

Second-year medical students receive didactic training during the Scientific Basis of Medicine Course. They also participate in small group sessions with our faculty in case-based learning as well as hands- on clinical training at our Sorrel Rosin Eye Center at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. This training encompasses the basics of an eye examination. Third-year students may spend two weeks in our department as an elective rotation during their surgery clerkship. Third-year medical students are also presented an afternoon of didactics covering approaching the eye exam and basic ophthalmic conditions. Students then further consolidate their exam skills with small group sessions with resident and faculty preceptors.

In the fourth year, a one-month clerkship is offered to both Northwestern students and visiting students. This rotation exposes the student to more advanced clinical skills and didactic training. MS4’s students present a case study at our departmental Medical Student Grand Rounds.

For those Northwestern students who are unable to formally rotate with us, a shadowing experience may be arranged by emailing us at ophstudents@northwestern.edu. These will be checked and answered weekly.

We are excited to share the field of Ophthalmology with you, and for some of you, to become colleagues one day!