Western University - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Ophthalmology (Residency Program)

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Program Information

School:Western University - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Degree:Not Applicable
Field of Study:Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medicine (MD)
Description:In the five year duration of training, residents are provided up to six months of electives. These are usually taken in the form of community electives, subspecialty exposure or research electives. The ophthalmology program sees approximately 50,000 patients per year, 40,000 of whom are seen "in house". We perform approximately 6,500 surgical procedures in operating rooms and approximately 2,200 surgical procedures in procedure rooms within the clinical facilities. Approximately 3,300 laser surgeries are performed clinically in the management of retinal disease and glaucoma. Our diagnostic and orthoptic facilities, which are unique in the region, see approximately 14,000 patients per year and provide testing reports to referring physicians throughout the region.
URL:Ophthalmology (Residency Program) at Western University - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Length:5 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Residents must have an acceptable academic record which demonstrates proficiency in those subjects related to ophthalmology and a potential for the high academic achievement expected by the department standards, as well as proven interest in ophthalmology, as demonstrated by electives in the specialty or in related fields, research endeavor or other related activity. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required for this small residency training program in which there is close personal interchange with colleagues in the program and with supervisors. Compassion, empathy, courtesy and sensitivity is expected of all residents in the program. Serious candidates are urged to arrange for an elective rotation in the department, as an undergraduate medical student. Strong work ethic and ability to work in a collaborative team effort is required. Relevant degree or equivalent.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    References should be obtained from academic ophthalmologists familiar with residency training in the specialty.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 06, 2009