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