1st year: PGY2
4-week orientation in July: combination of didactics and clinical experience
12-weeks on Oculoplastics/Neuro-ophthalmology
12-weeks on Inpatient consults (two 6 weeks blocks)
12-weeks at University of Maryland Midtown Hospital Eye Clinic (two 6 week blocks)
12- weeks rotating through the University Eye Care Faculty Practice
Attend Wilmer Current Concepts in December
Attend MSEPS meeting in May

2nd year: PGY3
12-weeks on Glaucoma
12-weeks on Peds/Uveitis
12-weeks at Baltimore VA Medical Center (primary cataract surgeon experience)
12- weeks at University of Maryland Midtown Hospital Eye Clinic (primary cataract surgeon experience)
Attend 5-day Wills Eye Board Review Course in Philadelphia in winter
Attend Alcon Cataract Course in Boston in June

3rd year: PGY4
12-weeks on Retina
12-weeks on Cornea
24-weeks at Baltimore VA Medical Center (Two 12 week blocks)
Attend American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in the fall
Attend Alcon National Resident Course in Texas

Primary call shared by PGY2 & PGY3- Call from home every 8th night and every 8th weekend
Backup call provided by PGY4- Call from home every 4th night

Lectures: Most lectures are held at 7am in the department conference room on Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Grand Rounds are held on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 am. Journal clubs are held 4-5 times a year.

International Elective: Optional for PGY3 in good standing; opportunity to work with the Ophthalmologists at LV Prasad hospital in India for 1 month. Residents get exposure to a very busy clinic with significant ocular pathology and also learn some techniques of Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS).

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