Glaucoma is a discipline in ophthalmology that preserves and protects the vision of some of our most vulnerable citizens. Characterized often by elevated eye pressure, the disease disproportionally affects African Americans and Hispanics.
The Flaum Eye Institute offers a non-credit internship where college students and medical students can learn about clinical care in glaucoma and what research is being done to limit the effects of this blinding condition. This flexible (full or part-time) internship is ideal for a wide audience including:
- College or pre-med students
- Currently enrolled medical school students
- Gap year students interested in careers in ophthalmology
During this 1 to 11-month internship you will gain knowledge and experience through:
- Involvement in clinical research, public health outreach, population health outreach and global health
- Grant writing, manuscript writing, writing for clinical research protocols
- Clinical experience (shadowing doctors as they treat patients) for up to four weeks
- Health screening of at risk populations
- Mentorship from our attending physicians
- Demonstrated qualitative and quantitive analytical skills
- Basic communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing
- Current enrollment in undergraduate program, medical school, or postgraduate preparing for residency
- Should have a strong interest in population health, health equity research, global health and have an eagnerness to help the underserved
If you are interested in an exciting opportunity to help promote community wellness, learn more about clinical ophthalmology, population health and research, and want to interact with a dedicated and caring staff of eye care professionals, we invite you to apply. Applications may be submitted below and will be evaluated on a rolling basis.