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Ophthalmology education in Australian medical schools: a survey of Australian junior medical officers


Howie, AR and Abell, RG and Darian-Smith, E and Allen, PL and McCartney, PJ and Vote, BJ, Ophthalmology education in Australian medical schools: a survey of Australian junior medical officers, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 42, (9) pp. 902-904. ISSN 1442-9071 (2014) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/ceo.12323


Ophthalmic presentations to the emergency department are common, and junior doctors who are often the first to review these patients may be required to determine whether an ophthalmology referral is required.1, 2 In addition, at least 3% (estimated range 319%) of all primary care consultations involve eye‐related conditions,1, 3 and ocular manifestations of systemic disease are common. The average time spent learning ophthalmology in Australian medical schools takes up less than 2% of university curricula,3, 4 underrepresentative when considering the frequency of ophthalmology‐related presentations in all clinical settings.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:Ophthalmology, education, medical schools, junior medical officer
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Ophthalmology and Optometry
Research Field:Ophthalmology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
UTAS Author:Howie, AR (Mr Allister Howie)
UTAS Author:Darian-Smith, E (Dr Erica Darian-Smith)
UTAS Author:Allen, PL (Dr Penny Allen)
UTAS Author:McCartney, PJ (Dr Paul McCartney)
ID Code:89891
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Rural Clinical School
Deposited On:2014-03-18
Last Modified:2020-01-02

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