The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is committed to ophthalmic education and research.
Our accredited residency program and fellowships are offered in conjunction with the Nebraska Medical Center and the Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Click on the above links for detailed information.
Applications for the University of Nebraska Medical Center's three-year residency training program in ophthalmology are welcomed during the summer through the Ophthalmology Matching Program. Fellowships in Glaucoma and Retina are also available through the Ophthalmology Fellowship Match, and applications for fellowships must be submitted by September in order to be considered.
During the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, faculty members, residents, fellows, medical students and private ophthalmologists in the community participate in Grand Rounds to study interesting medical cases and to consult with other eye physicians on unusual patient cases.
Each spring, the Gifford-Truhlsen Conference is held, providing our residents and fellows further opportunities to present and be heard.
Ophthalmology Training Programs
We offer a three-year accredited residency training program in affiliation with the Nebraska Medical Center and the Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Graduates of recognized medical schools who have completed a twelve-month PGY-1 internship are eligible to enter the program.
Every year, two first-year residents are selected from those candidates who qualify. Positions are filled through the Ophthalmology Matching Program. Information and applications may be obtained from the Ophthalmology Matching Program, P.O. Box 7584, San Francisco, CA 94120-7584, tel: (415) 447-0350.
The following fellowship are available in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences:
- Glaucoma Fellowship (one year)
- Retina Fellowship (two year)