That is a path to neuro-ophthalmology, but not typically to general ophthalmology.I am an IMG trying to get into an ophthalmology residency. Does anyone know if doing neurology and then a neuro ophthalmology fellowship will increase my chances ?
Yes. Three, in fact. All applied for ophthalmology and matched. All had strong credentials, one from a prominent university in his home country in the Middle East who then did IM at a top U.S. center in the midwest, another who graduated from UCLA med school, and a third from Harvard Medical School. The applications competition was stiff then.Thank you for replying orbitsurgMD
I am currently doing an internal medicine residency (PGY 2). I applied to Ophthalmology on 2 prior occasions without success. Once before starting this program and again last year. I am now trying to decide what my next strategy should be. Do you know of anyone who has gone from an IM residency into ophthalmology ? What was their approach ?