• Jan 23, 2017

    United States | Pediatric Ophth-Strabismus | Wills Eye Hospital

    Institution/Practice Information

    Name: Wills Eye Hospital
    Type: Private Practice
    Website: willseye.org
    City. State / Province: Philadelphia, Hawaii
    Country: United States

    Contact Person Information

    Name: Karen Scannapieco
    Email: KScannapieco@willseye.org
    Phone: 215-928-3914

    Training Opportunity Information

    Training Opportunity: Ocular Genetics Fellowship 1 Year Program
    Subspecialty: Pediatric Ophth/Strabismus
    Focus: Both Clinical and Research
    Description: This sub-specialty fellowship will include active, full-time participation in all aspects of the Wills Eye Ocular Genetics Program. The Fellow will work closely with the genetic counselor and the Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellow and will have some shared responsibilities. We are very busy and see an enormous range of pathology in both adults and children that includes inherited retinal degenerations, congenital ocular malformations, genetic syndromes, and metabolic diseases that affect the eye.
    Preceptor: Alex Levin
    Duration: 1 to 3 months
    Start Month: April
    Application Deadline: 12/31/2017
    Financial Support Offered: Possible
    Accepts Applicants: Completed Residency, Subspecialty Trained, In Practice
    Language(s) Required: English
    Sponsor / Organization: Wills Eye Hospital
    Website for More Information: https://www.willseye.org/fellowship-ocular-genetics
    Additional Requirements: Requirements: Candidates must have completed their general ophthalmology training or be senior house officers. Candidates ineligible for a license will be welcomed as observers with much clinical exposure and involvement, and receive full credit for the fellowship year. USLME is not required. If you are interested in our Ocular Genetics Fellowship Program, please complete and return the following: • A maximum one page personal statement as to why you want to do this fellowship and what you plan to do with the training once finished. Preference is shown to applicants who have future plans as an ocular geneticist and a position in advance to do so. If you have such a position, please also send a letter confirming this from your future Chair/Employer. • Photocopy of your certificate of registration/medical license. • Current curriculum vitae • Photograph of yourself (not required but very helpful) • If you have previously published (not required), a copy of the 1-2 publications of which you are most proud • Three letters of recommendation.