Ophthalmology Surgical Clerkship

Physical Address

Madigan Army Medical Center
9040 Jackson Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98431

Business Hours

Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and selected training holidays

Contact Information

Madigan Clerkship Coordinator: (253) 968-1511
Residency Coordinator: (253) 968-0375

Madigan Ophthalmology welcomes medical students in their third year or fourth year to participate in a one-month rotation. The experience includes lectures, demonstrations, discussions and exposure to a diverse patient population. Patients who come to Madigan represent not only the most common clinical problems encountered in this field, but also the most challenging cases referred to a tertiary care institution, affording medical students an unparalleled learning opportunity.

Students observe and learn from leading ophthalmologists in some of the most challenging and exciting subspecialties in the field, including refractive surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, vitreoretinal ophthalmology, cornea, glaucoma, oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular pathology and uveitis. In addition to instruction in ophthalmologic clinical history, exams, and procedures, students also have the opportunity to observe surgery, attend Grand Rounds and participate in research. Madigan is a Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center, providing refractive surgery to active duty service members from all services.

A maximum of two one-month rotations are available to students who have completed all of their prerequisites, including core clinical rotations. Please contact us as soon as possible to set up your rotation. Ophthalmology is a wonderful specialty that is academically challenging. We have a limited number of rotation slots available to ensure a good experience for all rotators so please schedule early. Prime interview rotation times are July to October for prospective residency candidates.

To apply for a rotation or obtain additional information, please contact the Madigan Clerkship Coordinator at 253-968-1511.

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