OSU Medical Center
The OSUMC residency in ophthalmology stresses basic principles of practice with considerable opportunity for special procedure training. Emphasis begins with anterior segment disease and surgery with further exposure to refractive procedures including: cataract phacoemulsification, refractive surgery, and various anterior segment surgeries. Included are rotations in retina, glaucoma, oculoplastics, neuro, and pediatic ophthamology. The department performs over 10,000 surgical procedures annually.
Resident training includes didactic sessions such as: weekly lectures, friday morning conferences, basic science course, and two required research papers. A supervised, resident managed clinic (OSU Health Care Center) enhances clinical skills while surgery begins with hands-on experience in wet labs using pig eyes. Residents may assist in every procedure performed at OSUMC. Upon completion of the program, residents are eligible to sit for board certification with the AOCOO.