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Description

Undergraduate teaching in Ophthalmology is part of the Faculty of Medicine Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, and is a priority of the department.

The Undergraduate Director, Dr. Dan Weisbrod supervises the curriculum with ophthalmic teaching early on in the first year Brain and Behaviour course and in the Arts and Science of Clinical Medicine course, years one and two.

Ophthalmology is also a core part of the clerkship curriculum in year three. These courses are now recognized as amongst the finest of their kind in the Undergraduate curriculum.

Clerkship rotations take place at the Ophthalmology Clinics located at St. Michael's Hospital, UHN-Toronto Western Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Mount Sinai Hospital. One half day is spent in the Eye Clinic at the Hospital for Sick Children.

The course consists of a series of eight seminars which address important topics in Ophthalmology. These seminars are accompanied by integrated clinical skills teaching sessions, reinforcing the comprehensive ocular examination.

Four to six half days are also available for clinical experience in the office of one of the teaching staff, in the Eye Clinic or in the operating room.

Curriculum

Detailed information is available on the Clerkship Teaching Curriculum Website.

  • Clerkship Director: Dan Weisbrod
  • Clerkship Assistant Director: Kathy Cao

Faculty, Coordinators and Locations

UHN-Toronto Western Hospital:

  • Michael Brent (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Site coordinator: Mirella Marcantonio

UHN-Princess Margaret Hospital:

  • Rand Simpson (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Site coordinator: Lee Penney

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre:

  • John Lloyd (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Site coordinator: Peggy Manos

St. Michael's Hospital:

  • Filiberto Altomare (Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Site coordinator: Darlene Gervais

Mt. Sinai Hospital:

  • Baseer Khan (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  & Paul Sanghera  (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Site coordinator: Rebecca Scott

Hospital for Sick Children:

  • Nasrin Tehrani  (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Site coordinator: Karen Martin

Undergraduate Preclerkship Committee

  • Dan Weisbrod (Director)
  • Myrna Lichter
  • Eugene Liu
  • John Lloyd
  • Mark Mandelcorn