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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

April 2012

Our Editorial Members have provided the Center with great resources for educators of medical students, residents, subspecialty fellows, practicing ophthalmologists and allied eye care personnel. We are thankful for their valuable contributions.
Explore these new resources below and others recently added to the Center for Ophthalmic Educators!


Gabriela Palis, MD
Editor in Chief, Center for Ophthalmic Educators

Web-Based Teaching Course Begins May 30
Online Course

By using the Web effectively as part of their educational programs, medical teachers will be empowered to improve and expand their ability to reach trainees.

This course will cover the online application of adult learning principles, how to plan and build courses, how to select and use the best software tools, and how to put these new skills and information into practice.

Pre-Register now: bit.ly/HhAEm0

View the course: educators.icoph.org/course/view.php?id=3

The Eyes Have It
What to Teach, What to Teach With, What to Assess With

The Eyes Have It, created by Dr. Jonathan Trobe and the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, has everything from basic anatomy, to ocular findings, and discussions of the underlying ocular and systemic disease that lead to findings.  Your medical students will find links to related conditions and items of interest in the clinical photographs, as well as a quiz section for self-assessment.

Take a look: kellogg.umich.edu/theeyeshaveit

AUPO Medical Student Educators White Paper
What to Teach

The Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) Medical Student Educators' recommendations for what every medical student should know about ophthalmology before graduating medical school are summarized in this paper, including: core exam skills, red-flag clinical findings, and knowledge-base in a chart format, useful for educators and learners alike.

Read the paper: aupomse.org/node/71

Eye Simulator/Virtual Patient Simulator 2.0
What to Teach With

Developed by Drs. Rick Lasslo, Gary Henderson and John Keltner, University of California Davis School of Medicine, the Eye Simulator/Virtual Patient Simulator application provides an eye motion and pupil response simulator, animations to demonstrate neurological testing, and quizzes to test comprehension. There is also a set of patient cases with various neurological pathologies. For educators of allied eye care personnel, and of residents.

Try the Simulator: cim.ucdavis.edu/EyeRelease/Interface/TopFrame.htm

Technology for Teaching and Learning “Editing Videos with YouTube Editor”

This month, Dr. Eduardo Mayorga discusses strategies for video that may require heavy editing and his preferred method using free software and YouTube editor.

Read more on the tech blog: icotechnology.blogspot.com.ar/2012/04/

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library “Re-engineering the Resident Applicant Selection Process in Ophthalmology”

This month we recommend “Re-engineering the Resident Applicant Selection Process in Ophthalmology: A Literature Review and Recommendations for Improvement” from Survey of Ophthalmology by Andrew G. Lee, Karl C. Golnik, Thomas A. Oetting, Hilary A. Beaver, et al.

Read more on the education blog: bit.ly/IqlfDL

Recently Added to the Center from our Editorial Board

These resources were recently added to the Center from our Editorial Board.

Educating Nurses and Physicians: Toward New Horizons— How to Teach Ophthalmologists, Allied Eye Care Personnel

Study Guides: Their Use and Preparation— How to Teach All Learners

Medscape Reference Slideshows— What to Teach With Ophthalmologists, Residents

Recently Added from the American Academy’s ONE
What to Teach With

These resources from American Academy of Ophthalmology’s ONE Network are excellent for Practicing Ophthalmologists, Residents, and Subspecialist Fellows.

Ocular Surface Diseases

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Advanced Topics

Recurrent Ocular Inflammation in a Monocular Patient

WOC2020: 26–29 June 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa

The World Ophthalmology Congress® of the International Council of Ophthalmology will include a scientific program of over 350 sessions addressing all subspecialties and related interests in ophthalmology. Revenues from the WOC help support ICO programs, including ophthalmic education, society and leadership development, and advocacy.

Register for WOC2020.

Come to Cape Town, not only to learn the latest in ophthalmology but also to contribute to improving eye health in Africa.

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