SURG661HM.01 (Reno)

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Ophthalmology
  • Short Name: SURG661HM.01 Ophthalmology
  • Course Number: SURG661HM.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 2 weeks
  • Preceptor: Steve Chang, M.D. and Department Faculty at VAMC

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.


  • This course establishes a direct relationship with the surgical patient so that the student will understand the signs and symptoms of disease and trauma;
  • the methods that are useful in diagnosis;
  • the management of these problems in the operating room and on the hospital ward;
  • and the basic scientific background relative to the clinical features of these illnesses.

Description of Rotation

The student will participate in both hospital and outpatient evaluations, examinations and procedures.


Newell. Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts. Saunders Basic Ophthalmology,
8th edition. American Academy of Ophthalmology

Evaluation Method

An oral examination and a written evaluation by the faculty preceptor.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives

Special Notes

Please contact the department to verify elective availability. Availability is extremely limited.