The residency incorporates an extensive lecture series including basic science studies, clinical patient care, socioeconomic issues, ethics, regular journal clubs, fluorescein angiogram conference and ophthalmology grand rounds (including regular mini-symposia and specialty lectures) . Residents are expected to routinely attend and participate in conferences, including presenting at Grand Rounds at least once a year with a faculty sponsor.
Formal didactic lectures are blocked according to the Basic Clinical Science Course (BCSC) and allow residents the opportunity to follow a reading syllabus throughout the year. Lectures are supported by frequent case-based review sessions, specialty journal clubs, wet labs and an annual orbital anatomy course with cadaveric dissection.
In addition to the BCSC books, residents are provided a subscription to the online question databank, ophthoquestions. Second year residents attend the annual OKAP preparation course each spring at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA