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Wilmer Residency Training

Residency Training:

Second-Year Rotations (PGY-3)

The second-year rotations are devoted primarily to subspecialty clinical services with supervision by full-time faculty at the various institutions. These rotations include: glaucoma, cornea/external disease, pediatrics/strabismus, medical retina, and oculoplastics.  A substantial portion of the subspecialty rotations is devoted to learning ocular surgery and laser therapy.  There is also a comprehensive ophthalmology rotation at Wyman Park Medical Center, during which residents see patients with common eye problems and perform 10-20 cataract procedures as primary surgeon.  Residents maintain a continuity clinic in the Wilmer GES one day a week.

Glaucoma
Preceptors: Harry Quigley, Henry Jampel, David Friedman, Pradeep Ramulu, Michael Boland, Derek Welsbie

The resident on the Glaucoma Service performs works with all members of the faculty and has a weekly Glaucoma Clinic when patients referred through the General Eye Service (GES) are evaluated for surgery under the supervision of the faculty.  Residents develop skill in glaucoma surgery (trabeculectomies, tube shunts, cyclodestructive procedures, and laser procedures). Each resident performs on average 10 incisional glaucoma surgeries in addition to lasers.

Cornea/Anterior segment-GBMC
Preceptor: Sudeep Pramanik, Tanvi Shah

The resident on the cornea/external disease rotation at GBMC has a broad-based exposure to patients with cataracts as well as various infectious, inflammatory, and degenerative corneal diseases.  Cataract and corneal procedures are performed with Dr. Pramanik and Dr. Shah.

Pediatrics
Preceptors: David Guyton, Michael Repka, Hee-Jung Park, Anya Trumler, Howard Ying, Jonathan Song, Alex Christoff

This rotation includes muscle clinic in the Wilmer GES (supervised by the pediatric ophthalmology faculty and orthoptists), and two days of pediatrics/strabismus clinic and operating room experience per week.

Retina
Preceptors: Neil Bressler, Susan Bressler, Sharon Solomon, Adam Wenik, Adrienne Scott, Akrit Sodhi, Hendrik Scholl

The Retina Service rotation allows the resident to see a high volume of patients with diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and occlusive retinal vasculopathy. Laser therapy and interpretation of diagnostic tests, such as fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography, are performed under the direction of the Retinal Vascular Center faculty. Fluorescein angiography conference takes place every Monday morning, along with a monthly surgical retina conference. Residents also spend one day a week in the GES medical retina clinic evaluating patients needing lasers and intravitreal injections.

Consults
Preceptors: ACS, Eric Singman, and subspecialty faculty

The resident sees inpatient ophthalmology consults throughout the hospital and backs up the PGY-2 resident in the emergency department.  One of the most demanding rotations of the year, it is also among the most rewarding because of the enormous variety of pathology seen on a daily basis and the opportunity to interact with residents and faculty from other departments; it is not uncommon for residents to publish papers based on patients seen in consultation.  The Consult resident also performs globe trauma repair with the ACS and/or retina faculty.

Wyman Park Medical Center/Uveitis
Preceptors:  J.P. Dunn, Nicholas Butler

This second-year rotation is an outpatient facility in which residents see general eye clinic patients with the faculty.  During this rotation, residents perform 10-20 phacoemulsification procedures and other anterior segment surgery as primary surgeon under the supervision of Dr. Dunn and Dr. Butler. One day a week is spent in the faculty uveitis practice seeing patients with complex uveitic eye diseases.

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