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Trish Weber
Program Manager
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Meredith Hess
Program Coordinator
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Columbus, OH 43212

About the Program

Thank you for your interest in The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science Residency Program. Our goal is to train future leaders in ophthalmology. The program offers strong didactics, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, subspecialty training in all areas of ophthalmology, research opportunities in all three years of residency training, and faculty covering all subspecialties at all residency clinic sites. The program meets all the requirements from the American Board of Ophthalmology and is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education.

Our faculty are committed to excellence in clinical training of ophthalmology residents. Primary surgical and patient management responsibilities reside in the resident class, as opposed to physicians in fellowship, and subspecialty consultation is available immediately from the faculty on site. We believe this arrangement enhances the educational process, provides immediate feedback on management decisions and promotes continuity and high quality patient care. Our graduates have been accepted to prominent clinical and research fellowships throughout the country.

Application Process

The Ohio State University Ophthalmology Residency Program accepts applications through the San Francisco Match only. For more info and to download an application, visit SF Match. Candidates will also need to register through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for the joint internship component of our program.

2019 Program Dates:
Application deadline: September 5
Interview dates: October 24, November 11, December 5
We will notify you of your interview status by October 18
Residency start date: July 1, 2021

It is imperative that your application contains a phone number, pager number and an email address where you can be reached from September through January. If you are doing an away rotation, please include that contact information.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Curriculum

Areas of Expertise

Areas of Expertise

Areas of Expertise

Lectures and Symposia

Lectures and Symposia

Lectures and Symposia

Clinical Training Sites

Clinical training sites

Clinical training sites

We are very fortunate to have such a wealth of clinical settings and exposures with strong faculty at each location that will enhance the education of the prospective ophthalmology resident. Residents gain extensive and comprehensive clinical training in a host of settings on the medical campus of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and on other medical practice sites.

Research Requirement

Research Requirement

Residents are required to develop, carry out and ultimately present a research project as part of their training program. Each resident is required to complete, or make significant progress, in one research project per year for presentation at the annual Department Research Symposium. While nearly all successful applicants have performed research as medical students, the emphasis and expectation is that rather than being handed a project already in the works by a faculty member, the resident will identify an area of interest and develop the hypothesis, materials, methods on his or her own with guidance and feedback from a faculty preceptor. The projects are "resident driven."

It is expected that each resident will submit at least one project for consideration at a national forum, such as ARVO, by the completion of residency. In prior years, the quality of this work has been outstanding, with many of the projects subsequently being presented at prestigious meetings such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, ARVO, AAPOS and ASCRS. Many are published later in peer-reviewed journals.

Joint Internship

Medicine/Ophthalmology Joint Internship

Residents who match at Ohio State are required to complete their intern year at Ohio State. In partnership with Ohio State’s Internal Medicine Program, all six interns will spend 10, four week long blocks on general medicine, which includes emergency medicine and oncology. During three ophthalmology blocks, interns will:

  • Learn basic exam skills and techniques
  • Participate in all scheduled ophthalmology didactic sessions
  • Participate in individual pathology and neuro-radiology weekly sessions
  • Observe in the operating room, working with ophthalmology attendings and fellows
  • Access to the EyeSi surgical simulator

We feel that the joint internship promotes better continuity between the PGY-1 year and the PGY-2 year, allowing familiarity with The Ohio State University hospital system, the electronic medical records, and establishing professional relationships with Department of Ophthalmology faculty and residents. Interns start studying ophthalmology and mastering the basics before their ophthalmology residency even begins.

Interested applicants can apply for our ophthalmology residency through SF Match. As the medicine/ophthalmology internship is a required part of our residency, candidates also need to register with the National Resident Matching Program. Our joint internship program is listed with the NRMP as 1566140P0. Please remember you only need to be registered with NRMP so if interviewed you can be ranked.

There will not be a separate interview for the intern year, and matched ophthalmology candidates will not need to interview with the Department of Internal Medicine. Applicants who match with Ohio State for their residency are required to submit a NRMP rank list with the Ohio State medicine/ophthalmology intern year as specified above as their only selection.

Ophthalmology Residents

PGY 4

PGY 3

PGY 2

PGY 1

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