Our four-week surgical subspecialty rotation includes modules in ophthalmology, otolaryngology and urology.
During your ophthalmology module, you’ll treat patients at Ross Eye Institute, a world-class center for eye care and research and headquarters of the UB ophthalmology department. You will also spend time at Lakeshore Eye Care working with a community othalmologist
You’ll work with an ophthalmology resident and the faculty ophthalmologist, performing common eye exams on patients of all ages. In your care of pediatric patients, you’ll learn how to evaluate and manage strabismus and amblyopia.
In addition to your clinical work, you’ll complete an electronic curriculum reviewing primary care ophthalmology issues and management.
During the ophthalmology module you’ll learn how to perform:
You’ll recognize the indications for a variety of elective surgical procedures, including:
You may observe corneal transplants and other surgical procedures.
You’ll learn how to diagnose and treat patients with:
You’ll learn how to recognize conditions that require emergent ophthalmologic referral, including:
Supervised by a faculty physician, you’ll manage patients at a community otolaryngology practice.
You’ll discuss ENT issues that apply to primary care physicians and learn to recognize the indications for a variety of ENT procedures.
This module helps you understand the rationale for audiology reports, Sinus X-rays, sleep studies and other relevant tests.
You’ll also complete an electronic curriculum that explains how to manage oral health disorders commonly seen in primary care.
During your otolaryngology module, you’ll become competent conducting:
You’ll learn how to perform:
You’ll also learn how to clear patients for otolaryngologic surgery.
During your otolaryngology module, you’ll learn how to diagnose and treat patients with:
Supervised by our urology faculty, you’ll see patients for initial visits and participate in diagnostic procedures, laboratory evaluations and pre- and postoperative assessments at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.
You’ll evaluate and determine the medical treatment for a range of urologic conditions and learn how to interpret relevant laboratory tests.
During your urology module, you’ll perform:
Through this rotation, you’ll learn how to care for patients with: