Stanford's Ophthalmology Residency is a three-year program designed to provide intensive clinical training in a supportive, academic environment with close interaction between residents and faculty. The program provides a solid foundation in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all major ocular diseases, while equipping participants with a framework for translating the latest research into patient care. The department encourages residents to explore their own interests through investigative research project conducted in conjunction with a faculty member of their choice. Faculty members also share their expertise with the larger biomedical community through Continuing Medical Education courses, symposiums and their active participation in national and international organizations. Five residents are accepted each year. Deadlines for applications is October 1st. To view additional application information, please view the "Residency Application Process" tab below.
The Stanford University Ophthalmology Residency Program aims to train ophthalmology residents who are well prepared to pursue specialty training in fellowship and will be the next generation of leaders and practitioners in our field in the prevention and treatment of vision loss, utilizing the spectrum of resources available through the Department, School of Medicine, and broader University. Our ultimate goal is to develop leaders in research and innovation within the discipline of Ophthalmology who will pursue professional and personal growth in an environment that fosters scientific discovery, educational innovation and global service.
1. To provide outstanding clinical training in diverse patient populations across multiple hospitals and clinical settings
2. To train residents in all ophthalmic subspecialties, providing a solid foundation for fellowship training and subsequently to become leaders in their fields
3. To foster life-long interest in teaching and interscholastic collaboration and provide diverse opportunities for research and technical innovation
4. To enable residents to participate in and prepare them to lead global ophthalmology initiatives
We aim to prepare residents to succeed, whatever their future path as an ophthalmologist.