TITLE OF EXTERNSHIP: Optometry
NUMBER OF STUDENTS ROTATING ON SERVICE AT ONCE: 2
LENGTH OF ROTATIONS: 1 quarter (length varies according to school calendar)
WILL TAKE STUDENTS FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY: No
TYPE/LEVEL OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED: 3rd and 4th Year
TIME OF YEAR OFFERED: Flexible start dates (Not offered during summer quarter)
PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED: Yes, Contact the GME Student Coordinator, @ 910-643-1832,
OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF EXTERNSHIP:
The Optometry externship is an outpatient experience in primary care optometry. Students will have the opportunity to see patients in the Womack Optometry Clinic and rotate through the Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Center and Ophthalmology clinic. In addition to the broad spectrum of clinical diagnoses normally seen in this service, additional training will occur during the monthly Journal Club discussions and Diabetic Retinopathy Clinic, and the student will assist in the Optometry Technician Training and Assessment program. The extern will be directly supervised by staff optometrists and/or the Optometry Resident.
We currently accept externs from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, Southern College of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry and Midwestern University College of Optometry.