What are you looking for in applicants?
Applicants should be honest, hardworking, self-motivated and intelligent students who are prepared to be treated as colleagues. They should be able to gradually accept increasing responsibility for excellent patient care in a challenging environment of clinical and surgical training.
What are the unique aspects of your program?
As the only tertiary care hospital within a 70+ mile radius in beautiful central Pennsylvania, the Department of Ophthalmology boasts a large and clinically diverse patient population, with clinical and surgical training second to none. Unique aspects include:
- Full-time staff, covering all the subspecialties of ophthalmology
- All clinical and surgical training occurs on site, with no rotations off-site or at a VA needed to support the program
- High surgical volume
- Continuity of care throughout the residency program
- Basic science course in ophthalmology at the nationally renowned Lancaster Course at Colby College, Maine, and rotation in ocular pathology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia
- Solid financial base and endowment fund earmarked to support residency program and research
What are some useful links related to your program?
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- Mission Cataract USA