IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 49IA704 — OPHTHALMOLOGY


The student will be exposed to the clinical care of patients requiring surgical care of the eyelid, orbit, lacrimal system, and face. Time will be roughly evenly split between seeing patients in an office setting and their surgical care in the operating room. The student will spend time with faculty member or rotating resident essentially at all times. The student will not be required to take night call on this elective.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Denise Monday (DMonday@iuhealth.org)

Director: Richard Burgett,

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis), Midwest Eye Institute, IU Health Beltway Surgery Center

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Proper history taking and examination of patients within a subspecialty ophthalmology practice (PC1)
  • 2) Basic surgical technique for the eyelid, orbit, and lacrimal system (PC5)
  • 3) Surgical anatomy of the eyelid, orbit, and lacrimal system (MK1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation, Assessment based on interactive case discussions).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 45

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Denise Monday (DMonday@iuhealth.org) Any student wanting to drop or add this elective after the initial computer scheduling should contact Denise Monday at 317-962-8116 or DMonday@iuhealth.org. This course may be dropped or added up to the 15th day of the month preceding the elective month.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None