The state of ophthalmology medical student education in the United States and Canada, 2012 through 2013.

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Source
Ophthalmology. 2014 Jun;121(6):1160-3
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2014
Author
Manjool Shah
Daniel Knoch
Evan Waxman
Author Affiliation
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon.
Source
Ophthalmology. 2014 Jun;121(6):1160-3
Date
Jun-2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Curriculum - standards
Education, Medical, Undergraduate - standards
Educational Measurement
Female
Health Surveys
Humans
Male
Ophthalmology - education
Osteopathic Medicine - education
Questionnaires
Schools, Medical - standards
Students, Medical - statistics & numerical data
United States
Abstract
To characterize the state of ophthalmology medical student education in the United States and Canada.
Survey of United States and Canadian medical schools.
One hundred thirty-five Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) member institutions were surveyed, along with 30 osteopathic medical schools in the United States and 40 non-AUPO-affiliated allopathic medical schools in the United States.
A survey characterizing preclinical, clinical, and extracurricular exposures to ophthalmology was used.
Response rate, presence of, and types of preclinical and clinical exposures.
Response rates to the survey were lower from non-AUPO institutions. Preclinical exposures largely consisted of basic lectures and examination skills, and most responding institutions had some sort of required preclinical ophthalmology experience. Clinical exposures were more variable, with an overall rate of required clinical rotations diminishing.
There continues to be a gradual erosion of the role of ophthalmic medical education in the standard medical school curriculum. Clearly, there is room for improvement across all types of medical educational institutions.
Notes
Comment In: Ophthalmology. 2014 Jun;121(6):1157-924893767
PubMed ID
24518616 View in PubMed
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