Mayo Clinic's Ophthalmology Residency training program in Rochester, Minnesota, aims to educate and inspire our resident colleagues within a stimulating environment to learn the science and art of ophthalmology.
Beginning July 1, 2021, our integrated PGY 1-4 program provides an excellent foundation in clinical, surgical, and academic ophthalmology. Residency graduates are well-prepared to excel in comprehensive clinical practice or to pursue further subspecialty training, and are positioned to contribute to the field of ophthalmology throughout their career.
Resident physicians manage a steady flow of patients with progressive clinical autonomy under the guidance of an accessible faculty of leaders in all specialties of ophthalmology. Training within the Mayo Clinic Model of Care, residents will develop meaningful patient relationships while serving as the primary ophthalmologist for patients with a wide spectrum of medical and surgical ophthalmic conditions over the length of the program.
The clinical and academic environment encourages intellectual curiosity with an abundance of cutting-edge research opportunities, institutional resources, teaching opportunities, and support for regional and national conference participation.
Program highlights include:
- Access to the clinical, educational, and research resources of Mayo Clinic
- Outstanding hands-on surgical volume and breadth
- State-of-the-art surgical simulation and wet laboratory resources
- Longitudinal three-year continuity of care experience.
- International ophthalmology opportunities
- Diverse curriculum of conferences and didactic lectures
- Opportunity for education and teaching
- Unique research opportunities including the Rochester Epidemiology Project
- Strong support for national conference attendance and participation