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Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Residency Program : Curricullum

PGY 2

Educational Goals:

To develop the necessary ophthalmology clinical skills for diagnosing and managing basic inpatient and outpatient ophthalmic problems, as well as developing research skills in clinical and/or basic science areas relating to ophthalmology.

Responsibilities:

Skills Addressed:

During the PGY-2 year, residents will work in the department‘s outpatient clinic under the supervision of faculty physicians and senior residents. Responsibilities will increase as clinical skills advance.During this first year, residents are expected to begin clinical or basic research projects, attend conferences and training sessions to promote development of clinical skills, and receive their introduction to surgery.

PGY 3

Educational Goals:

To develop increasing independence in the performance of examinations and procedures.

Responsibilities:

Skills Addressed:

During this year, residents will assume greater responsibility in the day-to-day operation of the clinic by maintaining a sustained level of involvement with patients, medical students, primary care residents, and allied health personnel. Also during this year, residents are expected to increase their learning efficiency, as well as research and presentation skills. Surgery participation will also increase.

PGY 4

Educational Goals:

To achieve the clinical and surgical competence necessary for the independent practice of comprehensive ophthalmology.

Responsibilities:

Skills Addressed:

Responsibilities during the PGY-4 year will approach those of a full staff physician, and surgical experience will be a major part of the year‘s development. By the end of residency training, physicians should be confident, competent, and highly ethical comprehensive ophthalmologists with a sufficiently strong clinical foundation to enter practice or to proceed with further training in academics for those who have an interest in subspecialty, teaching, or research careers.