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Ophthalmology Training Program Overview


Residency training in ophthalmology at Rush University Medical Center is a four-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Each year, three residents are appointed to begin their ophthalmology training following a pre-ophthalmology internship year which is now integrated into our program at Rush University.

The mission of the ophthalmology program is to train residents in excellent medical and surgical care of patients with all types of eye disease. The program emphasizes continuity-of-care, with residents following patients continuously from the beginning of their training.

There are more than 40 active physicians who are dedicated to resident training. One hundred percent of the ophthalmology faculty at Rush are private practice based, which is one of the strongest advantages of the program. The faculty are present for one reason, and one reason only, resident education! During every clinic, our faculty are present to provide guidance on the evaluation and treatment of every resident patient.