An Evaluation of Educational Neurological Eye Movement Disorder Video Posted on Internet Video Sharing Sites: Comment
For this reason, we created an open access website through the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah with a dedicated outline for medical students (http://morancore.utah.edu). This outline is based on an Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) Medical Education Task Force editorial that identified the core ophthalmologic knowledge and skills expected of all United States medical school graduates (4). As ophthalmologists, we have a responsibility to take ownership over the education of our nonophthalmologic colleagues. They serve on the frontline screening for eye disease and making appropriate and timely referrals. So often the educational materials produced by ophthalmologists are targeted toward only those who have completed ophthalmic training, and the materials can be difficult to understand for nonophthalmologists.
The articles in the medical student outline in the Moran CORE (clinical ophthalmology resource for education) take a novel approach. First, they have gone through a peer review and are posted through a reputable institution. Second, these articles have been written by medical students who have a unique insight into identifying what is of greatest benefit to their classmates while making it conceptually accessible. Although these articles are edited and reviewed by staff, we have been impressed how medical students explain topics in clear terms with understandable concepts.
We know that both clinicians and patients will increasingly use the internet for self-directed learning, diagnosis, and management of eye diseases. It is hoped that the resource we are providing will give users the confidence and peace of mind that they are accessing accurate and reliable information. We welcome any feedback.