Residents gain extensive and comprehensive clinical training in a host of settings on the medical campus of the OSU Medical Center and on other medical practice sites. These include:
The new Gowdy Fields site is the location of the OSU Eye and Ear Institute. This new facility houses the Havener Eye Institute, the ENT Department, Plastic Surgery Department and a state of the art ASC. An EMR will be implemeneted in the Fall of 2009 and will interface with an imaging network that will link all digital imaging devices, as well as digital OR recording for retrieval (real time or remote) from any web access point. At the new Gowdy site (department headquarters), 1st and 3rd year residents practice in a comprehensive/anterior segment clinic side by side with Faculty. To maintain continuity, residents will also have scheduled subspecialty clinics for staffing their subspecialty patients with subspecialty faculty in their clinical areas. Exams will take place in fully-equipped examination lanes with an array of modern digital imaging equipment including Fluorescein and ICG angiography, Fundus autofluorescence, Stratus, Cirrus, and Optiview OCTs, ERG, VER, Corneal topography and pachymetry, confocal microscopes, and various ultrasound modalities. The center has a minor procedure room, several laser suites with YAG, diode, ALT, SLT, and all retinal laser modalities available. ORs are located in the same building on the first floor. New conference facilities will accommodate the didactic programs, and a new resident office/lounge commands a skyline view of downtown Columbus.
Inpatient consults, ER patients and a busy clinic at OSUMC will also continue and residents working there will be staffed by full time and community faculty. A new clinic at OSUMC is currently in development and will be operational by summer 2009.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is also nationally known for excellence and provides the setting for training in all aspects of pediatric ophthalmology. Residents there operate the eye clinic with full time NCH faculty available for staffing.
The Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Columbus and Dayton offer a wealth of clinical and surgical experience and are valuable gems among the assets of this residency program. They provide opportunities for patient management and surgical experience. These rotations receive high marks by residents. The Columbus VA is also staffed by OSU comprehensive and subspecialty faculty as well as community ophthalmologists who are on the OSU faculty. The Dayton VA has developed a very strong clinical faculty that receives high praise from residents.
The Eye Center houses many comprehensive and subspecialty private practices. Many of these ophthalmologists have clinical appointments to the department and provide a valuable exposure to the private practice setting as well as serve as the site for several subspecialty rotations, including a significant portion of the ophthalmic plastics exposure.
We are very fortunate to have such a wealth of clinical settings and exposures with strong faculty at each location that will enhance, richly, the education of the prospective ophthalmology resident.