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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Medical Student Education

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, offers electives to introduce third and fourth-year medical students to the clinical diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders as well as to the subspecialties of retina, glaucoma, pediatrics, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics and cornea.

These courses are available to University of Miami medical students as well as to applicants from medical schools located within the United States, Canada and elsewhere.

Ophthalmology Electives

The Department of Ophthalmology currently offers six elective courses:

  • Ophthalmology MDR860
  • Ophthalmology at VAMC MDR861
  • Ophthalmic Pathology MDR971
  • Ophthalmology at BPEI Palm Beach Gardens MDR898
  • Ophthalmology for the Non-Ophthalmologists MDR970
  • Ophthalmology at BPEI Naples MDR802

Click here for course descriptions and more information about the ophthalmology electives.

Application Information

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s medical students:
Please email Ashely Manuel Johnson at the Department of Medical Education’s Office of Student Affairs,
or call 305-243-6907 to make an appointment.

U.S. and Canadian students enrolled in medical schools in USA or Canada that are accredited by the LCME:
Students enrolled in medical schools within the United States or Canada that are accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) must apply through the Visiting Students Application Service (VSAS). For more information, or to schedule an elective, please visit the VSAS site.

International applicants and students enrolled in schools that are not accredited by the LCME:
International applicants and students enrolled in schools that are not accredited by the LCME can apply for a Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Clinical Observership. Please email our program coordinator, Isabel R. Perez, or call 305.326.6312 to determine eligibility and schedule observerships.

For more information, please visit the medical education website.

Contact

Isabel R. Perez
Medical Education Program Coordinator
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
900 N.W. 17th Street, Suite 269
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305-326-6312
Fax: 305-326-6417
Irperez@med.miami.edu