Our Clinical Training Sites

We are very fortunate to have such a wealth of clinical settings and exposures with strong faculty at each location that will enhance the education of the prospective ophthalmology resident. Residents gain extensive and comprehensive clinical training in a host of settings on the medical campus of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and on other medical practice sites.

Ohio State Eye & Ear Institute

The Ohio State University Eye & Ear Institute, located near the main Medical Center, is a state of the art facility with its own outpatient surgery center. The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences is on the fifth floor. All exam rooms are fully-equipped, and the Department offers top-tier imaging equipment.

The Department of Ophthalmology has a minor procedure room, several laser suites with YAG, diode, ALT, SLT and all retinal laser modalities available.The Eye & Ear Institute offers multiple conference facilities to accommodate our didactic program and Grand Rounds. The resident office/lounge offers a beautiful skyline view of downtown Columbus. Residents spend time at the Eye &Ear Institute to complete all didactic components of the program in addition to subspecialty rotations and resident clinic rotations.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Residents cover the inpatient consult service at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and are staffed by attending physicians. The first year residents take primary call (backed up by a senior resident and attending faculty) for the Medical Center. Third year residents run the Doan Inmate clinic, staffed by attending faculty, a few half days per week.

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Nationwide Children's Hospital is nationally known for excellence and provides the setting for training in all aspects of pediatric ophthalmology. The hospital is located 10-15 minutes from the Eye & Ear Institute. During the first year, residents spend time on the pediatric ophthalmology consult service (with attending physicians), and in the second year each residents spends 4.5 months in the resident eye clinic and operating room.

Columbus VA/Dayton VA

The Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Columbus and Dayton offer a wealth of clinical and surgical experience and are valuable gems among the assets of this residency program. They provide opportunities for patient management and surgical experience. Both the Columbus and Dayton VA rotations are staffed by Ohio State attending faculty.

The Eye Center of Columbus

The Eye Center of Columbus houses multiple ophthalmic private practices. Our residents have the opportunity to work with Ohio State-affiliated community faculty to gain experience in the private practice setting.

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