BSCO Policies

Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology Cancellation, Refund, Payment and Privacy Policies

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations MUST be submitted in writing. Telephone requests WILL NOT be honored. Cancellation of registration will be accepted until December 15, 2017, up to which date the total amount will be refunded.

Cancellations received after December 15, 2017, will incur a $100.00 administrative fee.

Refund Policy:


All requests for refunds MUST be submitted in writing by the deadline(s) listed within this policy. Telephone requests WILL NOT be honored. Letters, faxes and/or emails should be received or postmarked by no later than December 15, 2017 to receive a full refund of the registration fee (less an administrative fee of $100.00).

If you have already paid for the 2018 BSCO but are unable to attend due to illness, visa issues, travel problems, or other reasonable circumstances, you may request that your registration fee be credited to you, for you to attend the BSCO in the following year (2019). If you choose to receive credit instead of refund, you will not be responsible for any price difference in registration for 2019. You will not be charged an administrative fee if you choose to receive credit instead of a refund.

Refunds will be sent or credited within four to six weeks after the 2018 BSCO has concluded.

Payment Policy:

Similar to other institutions of higher learning, payment in full is required prior to commencement of the BSCO. The acceptable methods of payment are checks or credit card. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars and must originate in the country requesting the training. No cash payments will be accepted!

Methods of Payment:

Credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or Debit)

Check – Company or personal checks; make checks payable to CUMC Department of Ophthalmology and mailed to:

Kenia de los Santos, Course Manager
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
160 Fort Washington Avenue 
New York, NY 10032

Privacy Policy & Terms of Use


In the Columbia University Department of Ophthalmology, we are devoted to protecting the privacy of all visitors to this website. On occasion we may ask you for your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or other personal data so that we can provide you with valuable information, or to process credit card payments. Please note that we do not supply any personal information to outside parties (other than where we may be obligated to by law, or as required to process credit card payments).

All our forms are encrypted to safeguard your privacy. When you send information to our site, it will be maintained in a secure database where it is not accessible to any other users online. We do not store credit card numbers online. They either get passed on to a credit card processing center or get processed manually.

We recognize that maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of health information is of the highest priority. If you have any further questions about our privacy policy, do not hesitate to contact