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About the Residency Program

The Ophthalmology residency training program at the UC College of Medicine is a three-year clinical and basic science training program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

The residency offers four residency positions yearly for a total of 12 residents in the program at any one time. These positions are open to graduates of accredited medical colleges who have completed at least one year of postgraduate medical training. Residents enter the program as PGY-2 trainees.

The residency training takes place in four major sites on the University of Cincinnati Medical Center campus. These sites include the Residents' Eye Clinic at the Hoxworth Center, the emergency room, operating rooms, and inpatient rooms of the hospital proper, the adjacent Holmes Hospital where most of the resident cataract surgery is performed, and the Medical Arts Building where most of the faculty patient care offices are located.

The Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center site includes a recently expanded Residents' Clinic and the operating rooms and inpatient rooms of the hospital proper. A completely new VA outpatient ophthalmology clinic opened in November 2010.

The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center site includes the recently constructed Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute clinical office suite and the emergency room, operating rooms, and inpatient rooms of the hospital proper.

Our residents are provided with comprehensive training, whether they wish to purse a subspecialty fellowship, join a private practice or pursue an academic career.

Our commitment to excellence and our educational legacy offers residents an opportunity to learn in a dynamic, clinically oriented program where residents and faculty work side by side in a spirit of collegiality and teamwork at every level.

To accomplish our goals and pursue our mission, we value innovation, creativity and leadership. Our residents, given progressive and graded responsibility, are offered opportunities to develop the requisite skills to become outstanding ophthalmologists.


  • Fully ACGME-accredited program;
  • Currently twelve residents from across the nation;
  • Currently approved to fill four residency positions per year;
  • Balanced faculty for multidisciplinary care in ophthalmology, including all subspecialty areas.
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