Med Students Practice Ophthalmology Skills at Micro-Olympics

Education News // News // Nov 15 2019

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Ophthalmology Interest Group and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences held the annual Micro-Olympics event at the Health Sciences Learning Center on the evening of November 12, 2019.

Jennifer Larson, MD, assistant professor and comprehensive ophthalmologist; Daniel Knoch, MD, associate professor, director of medical student education and comprehensive ophthalmologist; Colin McInnis, MD, glaucoma fellow; and Kyla Aschenbeck, MD, cornea fellow, taught technical and surgical skills used in the field of ophthalmology at various stations throughout the room.

“The Micro-Olympics is a great opportunity for students to interact with physicians in the Ophthalmology department and learn about skills that they do not encounter in the Phase 1 curriculum at UWSMPH in a fun, low-stress environment. My interest in the field stems from the anatomical uniqueness of the visual system, mixture of procedural and clinical duties and the dramatic impact that eye care has on the every day lives of patients.” – Jackson Korger, second year medical student