Educational Goals

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR FIRST-YEAR RESIDENTS (PGY-2)

Knowledge

  • Development of a core knowledge base included in the fundamentals, comprehensive medicine, optics, neuro and pedi sections of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Basic Science Course
  • Exposure to ophthalmic pathology

Skills

  • Basic anterior and posterior segment examination techniques
  • Competence in minor surgical procedures (e.g. chalazion excision and lid biopsy)
  • Simulated cataract surgery using animal eyes
  • Refraction and contact lens fitting
  • Facility with management of common ophthalmic emergencies
  • Examination techniques and basic management of common problems including external disease, glaucoma, medical retina, pediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology
  • Communication and team skills required in consultation and other interdisciplinary endeavors
  • Other skills as listed in the goals and objectives of PGY-2 rotations

Attributes

Residents will do the following:

  • Demonstrate professionalism in the performance of their responsibilities, adherence to ethical behaviors, and social competence
  • Demonstrate improvement in the delivery of patient care by actively participating in clinic
  • Participate in learning opportunities including conferences, grand rounds, M&M Conference and basic science course
  • Participate in the ongoing evaluation and development of the system, including the training program
  • Develop habits of lifelong learning by participation in Journal Club and by maintaining a learning portfolio
  • Develop surgical skills by participating in live surgery, logging cases and participating in wet lab opportunities

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR SECOND-YEAR RESIDENTS (PGY-3)

Knowledge

  • Increasing basic knowledge through continued use of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Basic Science Course
  • Develop increased knowledge of pathology
  • Clinical knowledge in pediatric ophthalmology, retina, cornea

Skills

  • Improved clinical decision making skills
  • Skills at assisting with the supervision and teaching of first-year residents
  • Other skills as listed in the goals and objectives of PGY-3 rotations

Attributes

Residents will do the following:

  • Demonstrate professionalism in the performance of their responsibilities, adherence to ethical behaviors and social competence
  • Demonstrate improvement in the delivery of patient care by actively participating in clinic
  • Participate in learning opportunities including conferences, grand rounds, M&M Conference
  • Participate in the ongoing evaluation and development of the system, including the training program
  • Develop habits of lifelong learning by participating in Journal Club and by maintaining a learning portfolio
  • Develop surgical skills by participating in live surgery, logging cases and participating in wet lab opportunities

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIRD-YEAR RESIDENTS (PGY-4)

Knowledge

  • Increasing basic knowledge through continued use of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Basic Science Course
  • Develop increased knowledge of pathology
  • Clinical knowledge in oculoplastics, glaucoma, cataracts and comprehensive ophthalmology

Skills

  • Improved clinical decision-making skills
  • Skills at assisting with the supervision and teaching of first- and second-year residents and medical students
  • Other skills as listed in the goals and objectives of PGY-4 rotations

Attributes

Residents will do the following:

  • Demonstrate professionalism in the performance of their responsibilities, adherence to ethical behaviors and social competence
  • Demonstrate improvement in the delivery of patient care by actively participating in clinic
  • Participate in learning opportunities including conferences, grand rounds, M&M Conference and board certification review course
  • Participate in the ongoing evaluation and development of the system, including the training program
  • Develop habits of lifelong learning by participating in Journal Club and by maintaining a learning portfolio
  • Develop surgical skills by participating in live surgery, logging cases and participating in wet lab opportunities

Duty Hours

Duty hours are defined as all clinical and academic activities related to the residency program, i.e., patient care (both inpatient and outpatient), administrative duties related to patient care, the provision for transfer of patient care, time spent in-house during call activities, and scheduled academic activities such as conferences. Duty hours do not include reading and preparation time spent away from the duty site.

Duty hours will be limited to 80 hours per week, averaged over a four-week period.

Residents must be provided with one day in seven free from all educational and clinical responsibilities, averaged over a four-week period, inclusive of call. One day is defined as one continuous 24-hour period free from all clinical, educational and administrative activities.

Adequate time for rest and personal activities must be provided. This should consist of a 10-hour time period provided between all daily duty periods.