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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

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