The UCSD Department of Ophthalmology offers a month-long elective to fourth-year UCSD medical students and a two-week surgical elective to third-year UCSD medical students. The fourth-year elective is also open to students from accredited North American medical and osteopathic schools, and on a limited basis, to students from schools outside of North America.
Students from LCME-accredited medical schools and COCA-accredited osteopathic schools should visit VSAS
for more information, including the application process and dates available.
Students from medical schools outside North America should visit the Visiting Student Program
website by for more information.
Specialized independent electives with various faculty are also available.
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