• Why Choose Ophthalmology?

    The practice of ophthalmology can be one of the most satisfying medical professions. This is due in large part to the broad scope of ophthalmic practice, which includes medicine and surgery, treatment of pediatric and adult patients and provision of primary care as well as highly specialized treatment. Also, because of the nature and wide prevalence of eye problems, the patient's relationship with an ophthalmologist continues over many years, often throughout the patient's life.

  • About Ophthalmic Practice

    Most ophthalmologists practice a mixture of medicine and surgery, in various settings, and often in a chosen subspecialty.


    Interactive Figures

    Interactive figures for medical students illustrate key concepts of eye anatomy and related functions and structures.


    What every medical student needs to know

    This white paper from AUPO's Medical Student Educator Council, and endorsed by both the Academy and AUPO, outlines the topics every medical student should know.


    Interactive Medical Student Cases

    The perfect primer for medical students who want to broaden their knowledge of eye disease diagnosis and treatment.

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    Ophthalmology Webinars

    A 3-part webinar series in which ophthalmologists discuss opportunities available within the field and how to prepare for match.


    Residency Match Basics

    Future ophthalmologists match earlier in the calendar year than other specialists.


    Residency Structure

    Each residency program is organized differently but follows the same guidelines.