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Cornea and External Disease Fellowship
Thank you for your interest in our Cornea and External Diseases Fellowship program at the Wilmer Eye Institute. The program provides broad exposure to both medical and surgical conditions of the anterior segment. Common surgical procedures include corneal transplantation, small incision cataract surgery, management of intraocular lens complications, anterior segment reconstructive surgery, keratoprostheses, stem cell transplants, dry eye, ocular surface reconstructive surgery, and refractive corneal surgery. The program includes approximately 90% clinical work, with an emphasis on academic productivity.
For those interested in basic science, ample opportunity is provided to participate directly in our division laboratory research programs. Projects include, but are not limited to: investigations of the epidemiology of corneal disease, the genetics of corneal dystrophies, techniques for endothelial transplantation, artificial corneas, laser applications and therapeutic repair of dry eye in animal models.
The experience gained in the research portion of our fellowship could contribute significantly to your development along the clinician-scientist pathway. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to participate in our various clinical trials. The clinical fellowship program is one year. However, applicants with a serious commitment to research will be considered for two-year appointments
All applicants should make sure that they are eligible to obtain a medical license in the state of Maryland. Please check the official website at www.mbp.state.md.us/pages/forms.html. A Maryland medical license is a requirement for the fellowship.
Please visit www.sfmatch.org to complete your application and for directions on how to apply for our fellowship program. Also, please include a small photo with your application.
Those applicants invited to interview must be available August through October. If you match to our program, you will receive credentialing forms in the mail. These must be returned within 30 days of receipt. In addition, proof of Maryland State licensure, Controlled Dangerous Substance Certification and Drug Enforcement Certification are to be provided by June 1 to the Wilmer Credentialing Office.
Accepted fellows will be appointed at Advanced Specialty Training Program positions, which are also considered junior faculty appointments at The Wilmer Institute.
Salary and Benefits
The tentative salary for the year is approximately $45,048 plus health insurance. Incoming fellows will also be assisted in obtaining salary support from appropriate agencies and programs.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Bendann Family Professor of Ophthalmology
Director of Ocular Surface Disease and Dry Eye Clinic
Margaret C Mosher Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Division of Cornea, Cataract and External Eye Diseases
Vice Chair, Education
Maurice E. Langham, Ph.D., Professor of Ophthalmology
Burton and Miriam Grossman Professor of Ophthalmology
Vice Chair for Quality and Safety, Wilmer Eye Institute
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