Saturday, October 22, 2005

COURSE OBJECTIVES EYE PATHOLOGY ROTATION

COURSE OBJECTIVES- EYE PATHOLOGY ROTATION FOR OPHTHALMOLOGY RESIDENTS
1. Learn the methods in preparation of surgical specimens.
a. proper operative technique in preparing specimens
b. providing adequate clinical history
c. preparation of specimens so margins of resections are informative
d. proper orientation of surgical specimen for processing
e. limitations inherent in methods of preparation

2. Learn the process by which a pathologic diagnosis is made.
a. careful gross and microscopic examinations
b. establishing a differential diagnosis
c. evaluation of literature and textbooks to sift through differential diagnoses
d. rapid communication with clinicians responsible

3. Acquire a basic fund of knowledge of Ophthalmic Pathology.
a. successfully complete a core curriculum of basic Ophthalmic Pathology
b. improve ability to interpret pathologic material
c. provide adequate training for passing ophthalmic pathology on Board Examinations

4. Acquire a framework for future practice in Ophthalmology.
a. Examine autopsy eyes and become intimately familiar with normal anatomy.
b. Be able to teach ocular anatomy to medical students and non-specialists.
c. Understand the developmental variations in normal eyes that can lead to clinical misdiagnoses and improper treatment.
d. Evaluate many of the common lesions that are surgically removed.

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