Academic Schedule

Didactic instruction includes attendance at the one-month Bay Area Ophthalmology Course (BAOC) at Stanford, rotation through the in-house ophthalmic pathology laboratory, and an ongoing program of weekly grand rounds and conferences that cover all subspecialties. Journal clubs and wet labs are also planned throughout the year. Clinical training is split between the three Stanford-affiliated hospitals and includes specialty clinics in retina, cornea and refractive surgery, cataract management, glaucoma, pediatrics and strabismus, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, and uveitis, as well as extensive surgical experience in general and subspecialty ophthalmology. The residents and faculty work together at all three hospitals. There are no outside faculty practices. Residents pursue research projects and receive mentorship on career development. Most elect to seek post-residency fellowships.