Bay Area Ophthalmology Course


Registration for BAOC 2015 now available

Presented by the Bay Area Ophthalmology Consortium and Stanford University School of Medicine

The Bay Area Ophthalmology Course (formerly the Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology) has been offered to the vision community since 1970, presented by faculty from the four area teaching programs and recognized experts from other institutions. The Course offers intensive instruction in the fundamental sciences underlying ophthalmic practice and research, including ophthalmic pathology, optics, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, pharmacology, orbit and oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, corneal and refractive surgery, cataract surgery, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, and retinal surgery.

Laboratory sessions are offered in pathology, optics, and phacoemulsification.

Approximately seven and a half hours of instruction are offered each day, with corresponding handouts. Several evening receptions are included. The course provides a strong and practical basis for residents in ophthalmology, and a review and update for practicing ophthalmologists and vision scientists.

Foreign participants at every level of training are most welcome to attend.

Medical School Clerkship

The Course has been approved as a medical school rotation and is listed as OPHT302A. Medical students from U.S. and Canadian programs are welcome to apply. Please reference the School of Medicine Clerkship website at http://med.stanford.edu/md/clerkships/ for a listing of eligibility requirements. If you are a Stanford student, please register using AXESS. Stanford medical students who are interested in Ophthalmology as a career are strongly encouraged to attend this course.


$3,500 for the full course. Registration for separate sections of the course should be calculated based on $200/day or $900/week. Registrants will be provided with that portion of the syllabus pertaining to the section(s) they are taking.

Course Application and Registration

Registration for the course is now open. From this link you may pay only the $200 deposit now and later go back and pay the $3,300 balance, or you may pay the entire amount right now ($3,500.00). The non-refundable $200 deposit is required to hold a place, and the balance is due no later than June 1st. Remember if you choose to pay only the deposit now, you will use this same link to go back later and pay the balance.

You will also register and pay for your housing from this same link, but this amount must be paid in full when you register for it. You can see the description of our housing under the ‘Housing’ link on the left side of this page.

Register for BAOC 2015

Any questions should be directed to the Course Coordinator, Judy Roberts, at (email) baoc@med.stanford.edu


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