FAQ

Yes, second and third year residents along with their research mentors develop a project suitable for presentation at a national conference and/or publication. The results of this project are presented at "Residents' Day" in the Spring.

First call — every 5-10 days
Senior call — one week at a time every 5-10 weeks
All residents take home call

Yes, they travel to Emory Eye Center in Atlanta for a two-week ophthalmic pathology rotation. The residents are under the guidance of Dr. Hans Grossniklaus.

Blanchfield Army Hospital for refractive surgery

Nepal - International Ophthalmic Rotation

**Travel expenses are covered by Vanderbilt**

Yes, each resident will present 5-6 Grand Rounds per year.

No. We do however take USMLE scores under serious consideration when reviewing applicants.

From a personnel perspective, we have had continued growth of the faculty, both on the clinical and research sides. We now have at least two faculty members in each subspecialty.

We have also expanded our space. The new Vanderbilt Eye Institute building opened in March, 2008. This state-of-the-art 50,000 square foot facility is conveniently located at an intersection shared with the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, and the Nashville Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

The clinical areas feature 52 examination lanes, including a 12 lane Tennessee Lions Childrens’ Eye Center, a special area for low vision rehabilitation that emphasize life skills, procedure rooms for refractive surgery, laser photocoagulation, minor surgery, and intraocular injections, and a diagnostic testing center. This additional space makes it easier for students, residents, and fellows to have an open examination room to examine patients. There also is designated space for education, including a wet laboratory for surgical instruction, a 60 seat lecture room, a library, two conference rooms, and a work area for residents. In addition, the building houses faculty offices and the department business office.

In July, 2008, the Vanderbilt Eye Institute vision research groups moved into 10,000 square feet of new space on the 11th floor of Medical Research Building IV, on top of Langford Auditorium and adjacent to the Eskind Biomedical Library. These laboratories house the oxidative stress/aging research group and the neuroprotection/glaucoma research teams, as well as extensive shared sophisticated instrumentation. We also have retained 5000 square feet of research space on the 8th floor of Medical Center East, for our retinal vascular biology and angiogenesis group, as well as the histopathology module.

Vitreo-Retinal Surgery (2 years)
Medical/Research Retina (1 year)
Oculoplastics
Pediatric Ophthalmology

513 applications were received

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