Medical Students

The Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center’s Department of Ophthalmology is proud to offer an MS-4 elective for Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai as well as visiting medical students. During this elective, students will shadow residents and faculty in the comprehensive and specialty eye clinics, which include cornea, glaucoma, medical and surgical retina, pediatrics, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, and pathology. Students will also accompany residents for emergency and inpatient consults. Medical students will begin to examine patients independently and present to Attending Faculty towards the end of the 4-week rotation, or earlier if they have had previous rotations in Ophthalmology and are already comfortable with the basic eye exam. Students will observe a variety of in-office procedures including lasers, intra-vitreal injections, and minor surgery. They will also observe intraocular surgeries in the OR where a high-definition monitor mirrors the operating microscope’s view. Students are expected to join the residents for the morning lecture series, ground rounds, and journal club. Requirements include a short patient case presentation at the conclusion of the elective.

All applications must be processed through The Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai as follows:

Students from medical schools in the U.S. and Puerto Rico:
-3rd year medical students must apply on a paper application available on the ICAHN website.
-4th year medical students apply on VSAS.
Applications are processed by Kamila Bryson at ICAHN, contact information:, or office tel: 212-241-6691.

FOREIGN students: Do not apply on VSAS. Please contact Ms. Jeanneth Persaud (Icahn Coordinator for foreign and visiting students)directly. Ms. Persaud may be reached at jeanneth.bryson@mssm.ed, or office tel: 212-241-6691

Questions for the department of Ophthalmology please contact:

Evelyn Mojica
Residency Program Coordinator
Ophthalmology Department
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
Phone: (718) 960-1425
Fax:    (718) 579-3958

Pearl Rosenbaum, M.D.
Medical Student Rotation Director