Medical Student Education

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, offers electives to introduce third and fourth-year medical students to the clinical diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders as well as to the subspecialties of retina, glaucoma, pediatrics, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics and cornea.

These courses are available to University of Miami medical students as well as to applicants from medical schools located within the United States, Canada and elsewhere.

Ophthalmology Electives

The Department of Ophthalmology currently offers six elective courses:

Academic year 2018/2019

Ophthalmology MDR860
Ophthalmology at VAMC MDR861
Ophthalmic Pathology MDR971
Ophthalmology at BPEI Palm Beach Gardens MDR898
Ophthalmology for the Non-Ophthalmologists MDR970
Ophthalmology at BPEI Naples MDR802

For more information about the ophthalmology electives, please go to the course handbook.


Isabel R. Perez
Medical Education Program Coordinator |Bascom Palmer Eye Institute |University of Miami Miller School of Medicine | 
900 N.W. 17th Street, Suite 269 |Miami, FL 33136 | Phone 305- 326-6312 | Fax 305- 326-6417

Application Information

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s medical students:
Please email Ashley Manuel at the Department of Medical Education’s Office of Student Affairs,
or call 305-243-6907 to make an appointment.

U.S. and Canadian students enrolled in medical schools in USA or Canada that are accredited by the LCME:
Students enrolled in medical schools within the United States or Canada that are accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) must apply through the Visiting Students Application Service (VSAS). For more information, or to schedule an elective, please visit the VSAS site.

International applicants and students enrolled in schools that are not accredited by the LCME:
International applicants and students enrolled in schools that are not accredited by the LCME can apply for a Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Clinical Observership. Please email our program coordinator, Isabel R. Perez, or call 305.326.6312 to determine eligibility and schedule observerships.

For more information, please visit the medical education website.