Lectures and Didactics

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