Department of
Ophthalmology

To introduce program participants to newer diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.

Advance registration is not required. There is no attendance fee for Grand Rounds. Physicians who are not members of the Truman Medical Center medical staff will be charged $25.00 per credit hour for official verification of CME activity. This course will provide participants with valuable and current information needed for the successful ophthalmic practice. Residents, faculty and invited speakers will present challenging cases for review and discussion by subspecialty-based panels. Program participants will include ophthalmologists, residents and allied health care professionals. To assess the effectiveness of this series in meeting course objectives, an evaluation form will be distributed at the conclusion of each program. This information will be used in planning future Grand Rounds series. As the sponsor of this CME activity, Truman Medical Center is required to verify physician attendance in order to award CME credits.

Program participants desiring CME credits for this series must sign in at the registration desk on the 2nd floor of the Eye Foundation . The number of CME Category 1 credits to be awarded to each individual will be based on the monthly sign-in sheet. CME transcripts are available on request. Non-member physicians will be charged $25.00 per credit hour for official CME transcripts. Achieve a basic understanding of the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of important ocular disease states, including Understand which ocular conditions can be treated by an internist or other primary care practitioner and which conditions require ophthalmologic consultation or referral. Understand what constitutes an ocular emergency. Demonstrate the ability to perform a general eye exam: Describe the steps required to evaluate a traumatized eye.

All students are expected to be present in the TMC-HH Eye Clinic each day during normal working hours. UMKC students will be excused for their weekly Medicine Clinics. All other planned absences must be cleared in advance through the rotation supervisor. The rotation supervisor must also be notified personally of unexpected absences due to illness or other reasons. While in clinic, students are expected to be working actively with the residents in seeing patients. Students are permitted to observe interesting resident surgical cases. Independent study materials may be reviewed when the clinic is slow. SIS makes every effort to provide fellowships to meritorious candidates for further training. Oftentimes, they want to know your board score, and then they want some materials to verify what you say. Usually they will ask you to fax it. This is why you need your own working fax machine--the first item Relying on using the school’s is risky because it is public.

You might have to wait to use it, losing precious time. It can run out of ink/paper. So you should have your own all ready to go That way, you have a better chance of reaching someone rather than hearing a busy tone all of the time. Third, you need people to help you. Have the Dean's Office help you call other programs The scramble fills fast. Everything desirable is gone by the first evening. Once your materials get there, the program director will grant you a phone interview, which you should take and decide immediately if that is where you want to go