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Wilmer Residency Training

Residency Training:

Third-Year Rotations (PGY-4)

The third-year residents assume progressively more independent responsibility for the care of ophthalmologic patients under appropriate supervision. All PGY-4 residents maintain a continuity clinic in the Wilmer General Eye Service (GES).

Cornea/Refractive
Preceptors:  Yassine Daoud, Esen Akpek, Christina Prescott and Scot Bower

The Cornea/Refractive Resident spends 1-2 days per week in the OR performing primary cataract and corneal procedures, or assisting faculty with anterior segment cases. 20-30 phacoemulsification and corneal surgeries are performed on this rotation, allowing the resident to learn different styles of cataract surgery. They also spend time in the faculty cornea clinics and refractive clinics, and perform 4-5 primary refractive procedures. The remaining day of the week is spent in the GES, seeing pre- and postoperative patients and continuity clinic patients.

Wilmer GES Resident
Preceptors:  Fasika Woreta, Allen Eghrari, Bryn Burkholder

The resident spends one and a half days per week in the Wilmer Resident GES clinic evaluating patients for cataract surgery and seeing post-operative patient. The resident performs primary surgeries two days a week under the supervision of Drs. Woreta, Eghrari and Burkholder allowing the resident to learn different styles of cataract surgery. 50-80 routine and complex cataract and other anterior segment surgeries are performed on this rotation.   

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Preceptors: Robert Weinberg,  Divya Srikumaran, Samuel Yiu

The third-year resident sees patients in the Bayview Eye Clinic and performs anterior segment surgery under the direction of Dr. Weinberg, Dr. Srikumaran, and Dr. Yiu. Along with the Wilmer GES, Bayview is one of the busier surgical clinics for the senior resident, who typically performs 35-45 phacoemulsification or other anterior segment procedures the Bayview rotation.

Elective
Residents often choose to spend their elective time at the Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai, India, performing anterior segment surgery and seeing clinic patients, performing research or gaining additional experience in a subspecialty clinic.

In addition to the popular India elective, some residents have chosen to spend time in other countries as well as rotating with faculty at other programs within the U.S.  All electives must be approved by the Program Director in advance.  In addition the last week few weeks of the elective rotation are spent in the GES seeing surgical consults in preparation for the Cornea/Refractive rotation. 

Retina
Preceptors: Peter Gehlbach, Akrit Sodhi, Adam Wenick, Peter Campochiaro, Adrienne Scott, Sharon Solomon

Residents spend the rotation learning vitreo-retinal surgery at Wilmer with the surgical retina faculty. The residents also spend one day a week in the GES retina clinic seeing pre- and post-operative retina patients, and spend one day a week in the OR with retina faculty assisting in vitreoretinal cases from the GES.  Resident will perform, on average, 5-10 core vitrectomies as primary surgeons; and assist in scleral buckles and other cases.
 

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