Our Curriculum
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Eyes (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences)

Our Curriculum

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Residency program provides coverage to the majority of hospitals in the Bronx, New York—a borough of diverse cultural and economic background—which affords residents exposure to an impressive breadth of pathology.

At the heart of our program's curriculum is a drive to provide residents with a strong clinical and surgical experience. The curriculum includes the following:

    • Residents meet weekly with Chairman, Program Director, and teaching faculty, to discuss the most complex clinical and surgical cases.

    • Residents meet weekly with teaching faculty in resident clinics to discuss interesting cases of the day.

    • Residents on subspecialty rotations work very closely with teaching faculty in clinics with a strong emphasis on clinical management of pathology.

    • Residents present cases and grand rounds with appropriate subspecialty faculty.

    • Our faculty and invited speakers address our residents on all major subspecialty topics throughout the academic year. A special series of dedicated review lectures are given by faculty in the weeks prior to the Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP) examination.

    • Residents participate in monthly Grand Rounds held at the Samuel Gartner Library in the Centennial Building.

    • Residents participate in monthly oral board reviews, pathology conferences, case presentations, journal clubs, and morbidity and mortality conferences.

    • Residents participate in bi-Monthly formal wetlab sessions held at the Ronald M. Burde Surgical Simulation Laboratory with formal didactic and hands-on sessions proctored by faculty as well as industry leaders.

    • Residents attend an intensive laboratory-based orbit and eyelid anatomy course held each year at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, which includes a review lecture on orbital anatomy followed by a cadaveric dissection with neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastic attendings.