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.
Most ophthalmologists practice a mixture of medicine and surgery, in various settings, and often in a chosen subspecialty.
Interactive figures for medical students illustrate key concepts of eye anatomy and related functions and structures.
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.
This presentation reviews basic ophthalmic physical exam maneuvers and findings for all graduating medical students and primary care practitioners. Real examples of both normal and abnormal exam findings are demonstrated.
The perfect primer for medical students who want to broaden their knowledge of eye disease diagnosis and treatment.
Red Eye #1 Red Eye #2 Ocular Trauma
Systemic Disease #1 Systemic Disease #2
Chronic Vision Loss
A 3-part webinar series in which ophthalmologists discuss opportunities available within the field and how to prepare for match.
To help medical students continue their ophthalmic studies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy is providing this three-chapter excerpt from Basic Ophthalmology, a key text for primary care residents and physicians.To purchase the full print or eBook, visit the Academy Store.
Future ophthalmologists match earlier in the calendar year than other specialists.
Each residency program is organized differently but follows the same guidelines.
An innovative program helping underrepresented in medicine (URiM) students become competitive ophthalmology residency applicants.
News and advice for residents and ophthalmologists just starting practice.
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