Our Lectures and Symposia

Morning Lecture Series

The morning lecture series presented by faculty members makes up the core didactic component of the Ophthalmology Residency Program. Topics are developed with resident input at the beginning of each academic year. The lectures are designed to augment daily reading assignments and cover the subspecialty areas of cornea, retina, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology, uveitis, optics and cataract surgery. Lectures are held Monday through Friday from 7–7:45am August through March.

Grand Rounds

Weekly Ophthalmology Grand Rounds sessions are held on Thursday mornings from 8:00–9:00am in the Eye & Ear Institute Conference Room. Presentations are given by attending faculty, fellows, residents and graduate students. Attendance is open to anyone who would like to participate. For those unable to attend the live presentations, we provide video streaming for virtual attendance. Please contact Meredith.Hess@osumc.edu for more information on how to participate remotely.

Resident Conferences

In addition to the core didactic lecture series and Grand Rounds, our residents participate in the following monthly sessions:

  • Imaging Conferences
  • Research Meetings
  • Resident Forum (monthly resident business meeting)
  • M&M / Surgical Education Conference
  • Resident Wellness Sessions
  • Journal Clubs 

Formal wet labs are also offered a few times throughout the year and the residents can work in their dedicated wet space as they wish.

Annual Postgraduate Symposium

The Annual Postgraduate Symposium in ophthalmology is co-sponsored by The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Continuing Medical Education. The symposium attracts more than 150 participants each year with an outstanding panel of nationally known speakers and strong local faculty.

Annual Ophthalmology Research Symposium

Residents have an opportunity to present and hear research papers at the annual Ophthalmology Research Symposium, which draws local and regional participants.