Bay Area Ophthalmology Course


Registration for BAOC 2017

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.


$3,750 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 BAOC 2017

Housing Registration 2017

Registration for the course is now open. Using the link above, you can register and pay the non-refundable $200 deposit that is required to hold a place, with the balance due no later than June 1, 2017. For housing registration, please register through the housing registration link. Please be sure to click on the 2nd tab titled WAIVER and bring the completed form upon check in.

Any questions should be directed to the Course Coordinator, Clarissa Saluta, at (email) csaluta@stanford.edu


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