Welcome to the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and thank you for your interest in our residency program.
We offer a three-year ACGME-accredited program with a tradition of excellence. Our program is recognized as one of the finest ophthalmology training centers in the world and our clinical and research programs are consistently ranked among the best in Ophthalmology Times and U.S. News & World Report. Our department provides an environment that fosters not only intellectual curiosity and collaboration but also a commitment to teaching and patient care.
Our facility covers over 56,000 square feet on two floors of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion as well as multiple off-site clinic and laboratory locations. With over 65,000 patient visits per year we are constantly striving to provide first class patient care. Our residency program seeks to give residents a broad general ophthalmology background with the opportunity to gain experience in all subspecialty areas.
Please take this chance to explore the possibilities you will find at The University of Iowa.
Thomas A. Oetting, MD, Director, Ophthalmology Residency Program
Ophthalmology Resident, 2010-2013
This program offers an outstanding depth of education alongside a welcoming atmosphere. I couldn't ask for more supportive co-residents or faculty.
Ophthalmology Resident 2011-2014
I was attracted by the strong teaching curriculum & surgical experience for the residents. After my interview I was convinced that Iowa would be a great fit, but what solidified my decision was when I returned to spend a day in clinic & saw that the faculty was genuinely happy & there was a positive attitude amongst everyone toward providing the best possible patient care.
Ophthalmology Resident 2012-2015
I came to Iowa for the world class clinical teaching, state-of-the art facilities, and superb faculty/staff.
I decided to come to Iowa because I thought it was the best residency program in the country. To be surrounded by amazing residents and world renowned physicians who care about you and your training was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. Iowa city has been a wonderful place for me and my family.
Ophthalmology Resident, 2011-2014
I chose Iowa because the faculty cares deeply about molding me into a great ophthalmologist. During my interview I was impressed with how tight-knit the department was. I also saw how the faculty truly love to teach! Iowa City is a very livable city with a lot of culture. There are also great places just a quick drive away for outdoor activities.
Iowa Ophthalmology lives up to its reputation. I chose Iowa for the clinical education, large patient population, and focus on daily learning. Everyday I am impressed by the caliber of teaching, the number of unique and interesting cases, and the unmatched collaborative attitude of faculty, residents and fellows.
Ophthalmology Resident 2010-2013
No other program is as attentive to the art and science of resident education.
I came to Iowa for Ophthalmology because of the excellent training and the knowledgeable faculty. When I interviewed, I was drawn to the resident and staff camaraderie. After being here for two years, it has met and exceeded all of my expectations.
I chose Iowa because the Department of Ophthalmology is world renowned for excellent education, research and clinical care. There are few places in the world where you can have such a full range of ophthalmology training experiences while also enjoying the perks of living in a small, vibrant community.
Why Iowa? Outstanding reputation, Midwest charm, renowned (yet approachable) faculty, daily Grand Rounds, friendly staff, happy residents, fun city, and Big Ten football!
I felt at home in Iowa City from the moment I came to interview. Everyone I met, from the chair of the department to the waitress at a local restaurant, welcomed me with genuine kindness & respect. My family and I love our neighborhood and we can afford to live comfortably. With the world-class training from enthusiastic faculty, I can't imagine a single place I'd rather be.
I chose Iowa for the people. I interviewed across the country and found that the people at Iowa seemed to care the most about their patients and also about each other. Now that I am here, the "people part" is true, but the hands-on teaching and relationships with faculty are two of the other aspects that I cherish the most.
I cannot say enough good things about UIHC. The people are kind & helpful, the faculty create a challenging and rewarding environment, and the department's focus is clearly on excellent patient care & resident education. Iowa City is great for families and has many fun things to do. I can't imagine being anywhere else for my residency training.
Ophthalmology Residency CoordinatorDepartment of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
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