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Didactic Training

Didactic training is an integral part of our Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Fellowship. You are involved in resident teaching as well as the preparation of academic conferences and Grand Rounds. Oculoplastic and Orbital Conferences are held periodically, and your participation in these conferences is strongly encouraged.

During your fellowship, you perform at least one anatomic dissection and provide medical student and resident instruction in orbital anatomy. In addition, you prepare a course on soft tissue techniques in oculoplastic surgery for presentation to the resident staff and have the opportunity to serve as an instructor in a similar course at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.

Our fellows participate in more than 100 hours/year of didactic and patient care conferences. These include:

  • Ophthalmology Department Grand Rounds (Weekly)
  • Oculofacial Surgery Resident Lectures (16 hours/year)
  • Oculofacial Surgery Fellow-level Didactics (6 hours/year)
  • Case Presentation Conference (Monthly)
  • Journal Club (Monthly)
  • Ophthalmic Pathology Conference (Monthly)
  • Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology Meetings (Monthly, van provided for transportation to Minneapolis)
  • Institutional Grand Rounds (Weekly)