Residency Rotations

As of July 2017, the rotations are as follows:

First Year (PGY 2):

  • Veterans Affairs:
    • Residents work in the general, retina, glaucoma, ER follow-up, and procedure clinics along with staff.
    • Residents perform laser procedures and intravitreal injections during procedure clinic.
  • Resident Clinic:
    • Residents spend time at the University Center for Community Health (UCCH) in the resident clinic.
    • One half-day-a-week the resident is in the OR assisting with surgery and becoming familiar with perioperative tasks for eye surgery including ophthalmic blocks.
  • Plastics/Cornea: The block consists of six weeks of plastics rotation and six weeks of cornea rotation.
    • Plastic rotation:
      • Residents work closely with core faculty, associated faculty in private practice, and ASOPRS fellow.
      • Residents spend time in clinic with core faculty and also spend time in private clinic.
      • Residents spend one-and-a half-days in surgery every week.
    • Cornea rotation:
      • Residents spend time in attending clinics and spend one day a week in surgery.
  • Neuro/Path:
    • Residents spend time in neuro-ophthalmology clinic, consult service for the county hospital, and pathology lab.
    • Residents have the rare opportunity to spend time in pathology lab two half-days per week.
    • When spending time on the consult service, the first-year resident assists the second-year resident with patients in the ER and hospital.

Second Year (PGY 3):

  • Veterans Affairs:
    • Residents spend one day a week in the OR performing cataract surgery as the primary surgeon with staff.
    • Residents also spend another day in the OR with retina staff.
    • Clinic consists of retina clinic, resident’s clinic for cataract preop/postop, and laser clinic.
  • Pediatrics:
    • Residents work with core faculty and associated faculty in private practice.
    • Residents spend one-and-a-half day a week in the OR.
    • Residents spend one-half day a week in ROP rounds.
  • Retina/Glaucoma:
    • The block consists of six weeks of retina rotation and six weeks of glaucoma rotation.
    • During retina rotation, residents work with core faculty, and with community faculty in private practice and spend one-and-a-half days a week in the OR.
    • During glaucoma rotation, residents work with core faculty, and with VA faculty. Residents spend one-and-a-half days a week in the OR.
  • Consults
    • Residents have AM clinic within University Hospital and see consults from ER, trauma, and inpatient services during the daytime.
    • Residents will be in the OR for emergency and trauma cases with staff as needed.

Third Year (PGY 4):

  • Veterans Affairs:
    • Residents spend two days a week in the OR performing cataract surgery.
    • Clinic consists of general and cataract preop/postop.
  • Plastics/Cornea: The block consists of six weeks of plastics rotation and six weeks of cornea rotation.
    • Plastic rotation:
      • Residents work closely with core faculty, associated faculty in private practice, and ASOPRS fellow.
      • Residents spend time in clinic with core faculty and also spend time in private clinic.
      • Residents spend one-and-a-half days in surgery every week.
    • Cornea rotation:
      • Residents spend time in attending clinics and spend one day a week in the OR
      • Residents will spend two weeks performing corneal refractive surgery as primary surgeon at the Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Center, one of the biggest refractive surgery centers in the world.
  • Retina/Glaucoma: The block consists of six weeks of retina rotation and six weeks of glaucoma rotation.
    • During retina rotation, residents work with core faculty and associated faculty in private practice and spend one-and-a-half days a week in the OR.
    • During glaucoma rotation, residents work with core faculty and faculty from the VA. Residents spend one-and-a-half days a week in the OR.
  • Resident clinic:
    • Residents will have general clinic at the University Center for Community Health (UCCH).
    • Residents will be in the OR one day a week performing mainly cataract surgery along with ocular surface/cornea surgery.
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