The Ophthalmology residency program at Grandview Hospital is a 3 year training program in general ophthalmology. There are a total of 4 residents, one resident is offset by 6 months.
Candidates for the residency program must be graduates of an approved osteopathic college and have served in a one year internship in an AOA-approved training hospital. Candidates must also be members of the AOA, and have a license to practice osteopathic medicine in the state of Ohio.
As of July, 1998 the resident schedules were updated in an attempt to even out the number of out-rotations and senior clinic time. The new schedule is as follows:
The first year resident is clinic-based at Grandview, and spends the rest of the time observing surgeries with the local attending ophthalmologists.
The second year resident initially attends a Basic Science Course in either Maine or California, and then spends the rest of the year on out-rotations. These rotations can be anywhere in the country, and should consist of Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea/Anterior Segment, Pediatric, Neuro-ophthalmology, Oculoplastics, and any other combination which piques our interest. We spend a full 12 months on out-rotations during the second and third years.
The third year resident primarily focuses on surgeries and spends 9 months in the clinic boarding patients for various surgeries.
Applying for Residency
An application must be submitted to the Director of Medical Education at Grandview Hospital by October 1st of each calender year for the residency spot the following year. The application should include a photo, but must have 3 letters of recommendation. Interviews will be held in November. All applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection by the Director of Medical Education within 2 months of the interview.
An application may be obtained by contacting the Department of Medical Education at Grandview Hospital:
405 Grand Avenue
Dayton, OH 45405
1 (800) 497-1559
Hospital Number: (937)226-3200