"Excellence in education and clinical training second to none," is the goal of the ophthalmology residency program at the Havener Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. To achieve this goal, the faculty has designed a three-year ophthalmology residency program for six new residents each year.
The program includes strong didactics, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, subspecialty training in all areas of ophthalmology, research opportunities in each of the 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 is committed to excellence in clinical training of ophthalmology residents. For this reason, the number of fellowships within the department is limited to six individuals. 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. Graduates of the Ophthalmology Residency Program at The William H. Havener Eye Institute are trained in three years to a level of excellence that allows a full scope of ophthalmic practice. Fellowships have been sought by OSU graduates, not to fill a gap in experience or remediate a deficiency, but to aspire to a career in academics or subspecialty care. Because some residents develop an interest in subspecialty practice or research, and because quality clinical residency training is essential to any career in a subspecialty, it is important to note that OSU graduates have been accepted to prominent clinical and research fellowships throughout the country.