Date Issued: 01/09/2008
Prior Revision Date:
Date Reviewed and Revised: 03/02/2009

Ophthalmology Curriculum

Department: Internal Medicine

Faculty Coordinator: Karen Saland, M.D.

Hospital: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Periods offered: All

Length: 4 weeks

Max no. of residents: 1

First Day Contact: Karen Saland, M.D. (214) 691-8000

First Day Place: 8210 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 812, Dallas, TX 75231

Requirements: The rotator is expected to participate fully in scheduled ophthalmology clinics.

Vacation: 5 Days


I. Course Description:

Rotators will participate in scheduled ophthalmology clinics with their preceptor. Opportunities to observe surgical procedures are also available. The preceptor is willing to facilitate rotations within various subspecialties of ophthalmology if requested to do so by the resident. This format will provide exposure to the various diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of ophthalmology.

II. Course Goals and Objectives: (based on ACGME competencies for resident education)

Patient Care:

Residents are expected to provide care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease.


Medical Knowledge:

Residents are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.


Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

Residents are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care practices:


Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

Residents are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families and other members of health care teams.



Residents are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development and ethical practice. Residents are also expected to demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to diversity and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession and society.


Systems-Based Practice:

Residents are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve and optimize health care.


III. Methods of instruction:

    1. Didactic (schedule, topic, faculty)
    2. Daily residents conference 12:00-1:00 p.m. - IM Training Room
      Wednesday mornings 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Clinical Ground Rounds - IM Training Room
      Wednesday afternoons 12:15-1:00 p.m. - Internal Medicine Update - Haggar Hall

    3. Clinical

Daily Ophthalmology clinic. See course description.