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Department of Ophthalmology Education Ophthalmology Residency

Ophthalmology Residency

Eleanore T. Kim - Residency Director

Eleanore T. Kim, MD

Residency Director

At NYU Langone’s Department of Ophthalmology, we are fortunate to have a long history of dedication to teaching and mentorship. Our residents leave our program as exceptional ophthalmologists and secure prestigious fellowships and academic positions around the country.

Recent years have seen the rapid growth of our department’s clinical and research faculty. The addition of new faculty and the development of our research infrastructure have strengthened the foundation of training available to our residents.

The department’s program leadership is committed to providing residency education at the highest level. Our mentorship program matches you with attendings who provide support and guidance. We have an advanced surgical curriculum that helps you become a skilled and confident ophthalmologist, and our complete didactic schedule is supplemented with a visiting lecture series and conference seminars. Furthermore, we are focused on your wellbeing and on creating a positive learning environment where you feel supported and challenged.

The diversity of our teaching sites remains one of the highlights of our program. The combination of NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, and our NYU Langone Eye Center provides an unmatched patient base and the best settings in which to learn the latest evidence-based techniques and how to provide the highest-quality care.

We thank you for your interest in our program and invite you to learn more about us.

Residency Admissions and Application

The Department of Ophthalmology selects its residents through the SF Match Ophthalmology Matching Program. Through 2020, residents match approximately 18 months before the postgraduate year two (PGY-2) residency starting date. Beginning in 2021, our residency program includes PGY-1.

Five positions are available in 2020. House officers are selected for their enthusiasm, academic excellence, collaborative approach, and dedication to providing unparalleled patient care.

Prospective residents apply through the central application service SF Match, which distributes all applications to our residency program. We ask candidates not to send any materials directly to NYU Langone’s Department of Ophthalmology.

Resident Vacation and Call Schedule

Vacation is typically taken in four one-week increments. Residents interested in joining faculty on global ophthalmology missions use a vacation week for this purpose.

Primary call is typically taken by PGY-2 residents. PGY-2 residents start on-call duties in a buddy system with PGY-3 residents until around Labor Day. PGY-3 residents are typically primary backup and PGY-4 residents are secondary and surgical backup; however, there is also sharing of these responsibilities during the year.

Learn more information for incoming house staff.

Resident Housing

Incoming residents can complete a two-step housing request process on or after Match Day of their starting year. Learn more about housing for eligible employees.

Contact Us

To learn more about our program, please contact Katina During, education manager, at katina.during@nyulangone.org.