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Can anyone rattle off the top uveitis fellowships? Or any to avoid?
NEI has a 1 year option (or least they did, not sure about now), but the 2-year program is more surgical
Casey is a great program also
Bascom is retina heavy with Davis/Albini
Stein is anterior segment heavy
Proctor is known for anterior uveitis but they also see a good amount of posterior pathology
All second hand information though via friends and colleagues -- apply, interview, let us know
Thank you. I thought I had heard the one year is frowned upon, but I figured it was there for a reason... I wanted to pair uveitis with surgical retina so 2 years seems slightly daunting... Tho not out of the question ...Just want to correct one of the above statements.
There is no surgical NEI fellowship. The 2 year fellowship is medical retina/and uveitis and you work with Chew, Nussenblatt, Shen, Ferris, and Wen, and few other staff clinicians. Historically, they frown on the one year option. I suppose if you somehow had Uveitis experience elsewhere (foreign trained ophthalmologist etc), you could swing it, but its essentially a two year fellowship, which is what limits interest. On the flip side - the salary is nice (as is the training- obviously) andtheymake significant payments towards your loans while you are there. I forget the numbers. If you are seriously interested you should contact the current fellows and get updated information. My info is 1-2 years old. But since none of the major players have changed there ... I can't imagine the above info is any different.
Bascom Palmer (Palm Beach Gardens, not Miami): work with Janet DavisHey guys, just to revive his thread. I will be applying to uveitis this coming year, but since there are so few programs... Does anyone have any knowledge of medical retina programs that have strong uveitis training?