Fourth-year students attend at least three externships staffed by adjunct clinical professors who provide mentorships to students. We have established a large number of externships. Our goal is to broaden the diversity of patient populations for our students while they undergo intensive training in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of visual disorders.
Air Force Bases
Vandenberg (Lompoc, CA)
Travis (Fairfield, CA)
Alameda County Medical Center
Eastmont Wellness Center (Oakland, CA)
Highland Hospital (Oakland, CA)
Hayward Wellness Clinic (Hayward, CA)
California School for the Blind
Fremont, CASpecialty clinic that cares for children with low vision between the ages of 4 and 22.
Daly City, CA
Marin County Community Clinics
San Rafael, CA
Over 60 Health Center
Berkeley, CAPrimary eye care for patients who are 60 years of age or older with a wide variety of abilities and systemic and ocular health conditions.
Petaluma Health Center
Rohnert Park, CAPrimary eye care in a multi-disciplinary setting.
UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CAPrimary vision care in campus-based student health centers emphasizing contact lens.
Los Angeles, CA
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
Out of State Externships
Bascom/Palmer Eye Institute
Pediatric and Strabismus Division
University of Miami
Crow Indian Health Service
Billings, MTHospital and clinic based practice providing primary and emergency eye care.
Front Range Eye Associates
Front Range, COPrimary care, contact lenses and medical optometry in a private practice setting.
Omni Eye Services
Iselin, NJVery busy referral centers, emphasizing ocular disease — particularly anterior segment.
Casa Grande, AZ
White City, OR
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MDHigh-volume primary care practice in medical setting.