East West Eye Institute (EWEI) – Medical Internship & Scholars Program:

The EWEI Internship program is a one or two year paid program designed specifically to provide clinical experience for college graduates preparing to apply and enter medical or optometry school.  With access to five clinical locations throughout LA County, an audiology lab, clinical trial research facilities, two affiliated surgery centers, and a cosmetic medical spa, we offer a wide ranging and enriching patient focused experience to further your career goals.

We admit at two intervals:  January and June of every year.  Since inception, 95% of our interns have been admitted to premier, nationally recognized programs that include: USC, UCLA, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago.

EWEI is a recognized leader in patient care and practice management since 1947.  Our interns work directly with physicians and management in the following areas:  clinical and patient care; visual assessment, in-office clinical procedures; surgical observation; clinical trials for drug and/or instrument evaluation and testing; and clinical practice management.  At the end of your internship, your opportunities will have included:

Exposure to all aspects of Ophthalmology: cornea, refractive surgery, cataract, glaucoma, retina, optometry, oculo-plastics, clinic trial research, and cosmetic and plastic surgery.

Work with cutting edge EMR (electronic medical records) and practice management software systems to take and record wide ranging data.

Learning to perform and review Ophthalmic imaging tests and record ocular data using “state of the art” instruments.

Synthesizing these experiences and information to formulate diagnoses and treatment plans.

Participation in the advancement of knowledge through clinical trials as a research assistant.

For those interested in research, the opportunity to participate in data gathering and analysis, and publish in peer review medical journals.

For those interested in medical business management and leadership, exposure to specialty projects in practice management, finance, clinical integration, and revenue cycle management could be made available.

Pre-requisites:  Four-year degree, have taken or will take the MCAT, OAT or GRE/GMAT, as appropriate, and plan on attending a medical school or optometry graduate program within the forthcoming two years.  If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

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