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Residency Fact Sheet

Residency Fact Sheet (pdf)

Number of Residents: 6 per year (18 total currently):

Rotations: (Twelve 4 or 5 week rotations):
• 1st Year: Grady x 4, VA x2, Ocular Pathology/Plastics, Retina, Cornea, Neuro-ophthalmology, Glaucoma x2
• 2nd Year: Grady x2, VA x4, Pediatrics x2, Ocular Pathology/Plastics, Retina, Cornea, Neuro-ophthalmology
• 3rd Year: Grady x4, VA x4, Retina laser x2, Surgical elective x2

• Grand Rounds: 1st and 2nd years present 3-4 times per year
• Lectures: Friday 9am-12pm
• Surgical conference: Every other Thursday from 6:45am-8am while on Grady rotation and every Friday afternoon from 12:15-1:00 while on VA rotation
• Cornea Conference: 2nd Friday of the month 7am-8am
• FA conference: 3rd Friday of the month 7am-8am
• OKAPs Review: 1st, 4th, and 5th Fridays of the month 7am-8am
• Journal Club: 6 times a year (At a restaurant or faculty member's home)

Surgical Volume:
As primary surgeon on “major procedures” (i.e. not including minor room procedures)

Averages from graduating class of 2017
• Cataract: 216 (highest 257)
• Strabismus: 22 (highest 41)
• Glaucoma: 10 (highest 16)
• Plastics: 68 (highest 149)
• Major traumas: 10 (highest 16)
• Lasers: 80 (YAG, LI, SLT, PRP, Focal)

Other experiences include primary core vitrectomies, exposure to LASIK/PRK, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery
• 1st Year: Enucleations, chalazion excisions, YAG capsulotomies, LIs, CPC, temporal artery biopsies, intravitreal injections
• 2nd Year: Cataracts, strabismus, focal lasers, PRPs, SLT, open globes on call @ Egleston or Emory University Hospital
• 3rd Year: Everything else

Call Schedule (All call is from HOME!!!!):
1st Year
First half of year:
• 4 blocks of Grady primary call - 1 night a week, every 4th weekend
• 2 blocks of VA/Emory University Hospital Midtown primary call - 2 nights a week, every other weekend (lighter call)
• First block is “buddy call” with 3rd year

Second half of year:
• 6 blocks of Grady/VA/Emory University Hospital Midtown primary call –less than 1 night a week, every 6th weekend

2nd Year
Emory University Hospital and Egleston Children’s Hospital primary call
• Every sixth night and every sixth weekend
• All questions are routed through appropriate fellow/faculty member on call

3rd Year: Grady/VA/Emory Midtown backup call
• First month of residency 3rd years take “buddy call,” seeing every patient with the first year resident
• After first month of “buddy call”, every sixth weeknight and every sixth weekend
• Responsibilities are to aid 1st-year residents and operate as necessary
• Standard holidays are split between all residents

• Benefits: Academy BCSC Series, 20-Diopter Lens
• Time off for fellowship/job interviews during third year
• Vacation: 15 business days, plus standard holidays when not on call
• Wellness: 2 wellness days during first and second year
• Research: dedicated time for research during 3rd year

• If you present at a national meeting, you get time off as well as travel and meeting costs paid for (e.g., AAO, ARVO, ASCRS)
• Harvard Medical School Intensive Cataract Surgical Training Course during 2nd year
• American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting during 3rd year

General information about the Emory Eye Center (as well as the resident training program) can be found at eyecenter.emory.edu. Information regarding Emory University general house staff rules, regulations, benefits, leave time, etc. can be found at Emory’s GME website: http://www.med.emory.edu/GME/.

Feel free to telephone Miss Tracey Yancey at 404-778-4530.

Good Luck!


Last update: 11/27/2017


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