Residency Fact Sheet

Residency Fact Sheet

  • Number of Residents
    6 per year (18 total currently).
  • Rotations
    1st Year: Twelve 4 or 5 week rotations (Grady x 5, VA x 2, Path/Plastics, Retina, Cornea, Glaucoma, Neuro)
    2nd Year: Twelve 4 or 5 week rotations (Grady x 2, VA x 4, Pediatrics x 2, Retina, Cornea, Glaucoma, Neuro)
    3rd Year: Twelve 4 or 5 week rotations (Grady x 4, VA x 4, Retina Laser x 2, Path/Plastics, Emory University Surgical Elective)
  • Didactics
    NO Saturday lectures!
    Cornea Conference: Friday (7 to 8 am)
    Grand Rounds: Friday (8 to 9 am); 1st and 2nd Years present 4 to 5 times a year
    Lectures: Tuesday (7 to 8 am), Friday (9 to 12 am)
    FA Conference: Last Thursday AM of each month (subject to change)
    Journal Club: Second Wednesday PM of each month (at a faculty member's home)
  • Surgical Volume
    As primary surgeon on “major procedures” (i.e. not including minor room procedures)
    Phaco: 160 – 180 | Extracap: 5 – 10
    Strabismus: 15 – 30
    Glaucoma: 5 – 10 | Plastics: 20 – 40
    Major traumas: 5 – 15 | Lasers: 150 – 200

    1st Year: Enucleations, chalazion excisions, YAG caps, ALT’s, LI’s, temporal artery biopsies
    2nd Year: Extracaps, focal lasers, PRP’s, and strabismus cases
    3rd Year: Everything else, including LASIK training!
  • Call Schedule
    All call is from HOME!!!!
    1st Year:
    Eight blocks of Grady primary call (1 night a week, every
    4th weekend)
    Four blocks of VA/Emory University Hospital Midtown primary call (every other week—VERY light call)

    2nd Year: Emory and Egleston primary call
    Less than 1 night a week and ~9 weekends for the year
    All questions are routed through appropriate fellow/faculty member on call.

    3rd Year: Grady/VA backup call
    Less than 1 night a week and ~9 weekends for the year
    Responsibilities are to aid 1st-year residents and operate as necessary.
  • Miscellaneous
    Benefits: Academy BCSC Series, 20-Diopter Lens.
    Residents are required to purchase their own set of lenses, but not an indirect ophthalmoscope.
    Interview Days: 6 Days for interviews in your third year
    Vacation: 15 days (3 weeks), plus standard holidays when not on call.
  • 2015-16 Resident Stipends
  • Meetings
    If you present at a national meeting, you get time off as well as travel and meeting costs paid for (e.g., ARVO, ASCRS).

    3rd Year: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting. All travel and meeting costs are paid for!

General information about the Emory Eye Center (as well as the resident training program) can be found at

Information regarding Emory University general house staff rules, regulations, benefits, leave time, etc. can be found at Emory’s GME website.


Feel free to telephone Miss Terri Trotter at 404-778-4530.

Good Luck!

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