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Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by lady bug, May 22, 2002.

  1. lady bug

    lady bug 7+ Year Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    Just wondering how long is Optho residency? What type of fellowship programs are out there in optho? How competitive is it? Thanks. :)
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  3. ubiquitous

    ubiquitous Purple Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 29, 2002
    A better place...
    Lady Bug,

    Ophthalmology residency is a total of 4 years (1 transitional year plus 3 years of ophthalmology). Fellowships are available in pediatrics, glaucoma, oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, retina, cornea and more! Fellowships are usually between 1-2 years in addition to residency. You can find more general information on the field at <a href="" target="_blank"></a> or see a list of some available fellowships at <a href="" target="_blank"></a> You might also try some of the medical school websites that have departmental information for their clinical areas of study.

    From what I've heard (and what's been posted on SDN), it's a very competitive specialty, but not as much as it used to be.

    Hope this helps! :)
  4. CuriousDoc

    CuriousDoc Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    For those who matched into optho, what was your board score? Also what programs did you match into. And in your opinion, how competitive is this specialty nowadays....

  5. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Moving to Rotations and Residencies...

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