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Ophthalmology Residency Lectures & Conferences for Ophthalmology Residents

Lectures & Conferences for Ophthalmology Residents

NYU Langone’s Department of Ophthalmology offers a comprehensive lecture and conference series designed to provide residents with intensive knowledge of all ophthalmic subspecialties. We progress through each specialty in a sequential fashion and assign the relevant reading from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) book series. The lecture series helps prepare you for the Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP) exam, given by the AAO each spring as an in-service, and the written and oral board certification exams, given by the American Board of Ophthalmology after residency.

Grand Rounds and Departmental Conferences

Our visiting lecture and grand rounds series includes resident case presentations, local speakers, and nationally renowned visiting lecturers. Our 2021–22 speakers include: Sharon D. Solomon, MD (Katharine M. Graham Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine); Sonia H. Yoo, MD (Greentree Hickman Chair in Ophthalmology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami); Kuldev Singh, MD, MPH (professor of ophthalmology, Stanford University Medical Center); Joan M. O’Brien, MD (William F. Norris and George E. de Schweinitz Professor and chair of ophthalmology, Perelman School of Medicine); Natalie Afshari, MD, FACS (Stuart I. Brown, MD, Chair in Ophthalmology in Memory of Donald P. Shiley, Shiley Eye Institute, UC San Diego Health); and Audina Berrocal (professor of clinical ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Health System).

Departmental conferences and courses typically include our NYU Langone Wet and Dry Lab and Cataract courses, Current Concepts in Ophthalmology conference, Research Day, Alumni Day, and a Diversity and Inclusion speaker series. Residents are excused from clinic duties for major educational events.