Purpose and Objectives:
The fellowship in retinal and vitreous diseases will provide an advanced level of competence in the diagnosis and management of medical and surgical retina and vitreous diseases.
Qualification of Applicants:
The applicant must have satisfactorily completed a residency program in ophthalmology. He/she must be eligible for and obtain a Kentucky Medical License.
Organization and Duration of the Program:
The program is shared by Retina Associates of Kentucky, a private organization, and the University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. The parent institution will be the University of Kentucky. This program is split (50/50) between the University of Kentucky and Retina Associates of Kentucky with alternating rotations of three months duration. The fellow will attend certain Grand Rounds, give lectures at the University of Kentucky, and may be asked to supervise or participate in rounds to varying degrees. A portion of the time will be allocated for research activity, and depending upon the needs and desires of the faculty and the fellow, other outside rotations may be arranged.
Qualification of Faculty:
All faculty members are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. The Retina Associates of Kentucky employ four faculty members and restrict their practice to vitreoretinal disorders. The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky currently employs three faculty members that specialize in retina/vitreous diseases and staffs an additional 11 full-time clinical and research faculty members in the ophthalmic sub-specialties of Consultative Ophthalmology, Cornea and External Disease, Glaucoma, Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Optometric/Contact Lens, and Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Therefore, the fellow will be exposed to different techniques and philosophies. All faculty are engaged in ongoing clinical research, demonstrated by presentations and publication in Journals and national meetings.
Now to Fellowship Applications: