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The residency program consists of three years of clinical training in Ophthalmology sponsored by the University of Maryland Medical Center and School of Medicine. A major portion of the time is spent at the University of Maryland Medical Center, which includes the faculty practice located in the University of Maryland Professional Building, University of Maryland Hospital and the Shock Trauma Center. The Wilmington, Delaware, Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center comprise the affiliated hospitals.
The first-year resident is primarily involved in the University Eye Care faculty practice at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Responsibilities include: general clinic, consults and emergencies with weekly participation in various subspecialty clinics. Surgical experience includes minor surgical procedures, emergency care and first assistant for intraocular surgery.
The second year is spent on the subspecialty services in the University Eye Care faculty practice at the University of Maryland Medical Center and both VA hospitals. Second-year residents begin extraocular and intraocular surgery, including strabismus and cataract extraction.
The third-year residents assume more responsibility. Rotations include supervision of the clinics at affiliated hospitals and in-patient services at the University of Maryland Hospital. All types of ophthalmic surgery are included in the experience during the third year, including retinal surgery and corneal transplantation. In addition, overseas rotations are available almost yearly.
Ophthalmology subspecialty clinics in the faculty practice at the University of Maryland Medical Center include: