- The Truhlsen Eye Institute of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) offers a three-year ACGME-accredited residency training program in conjunction with the Nebraska Medical Center and the Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA).
- Graduates of recognized medical schools who have completed a 12-month PGY-1 internship are eligible to enter the program. Two first-year residents enter the program each July 1, for a total of six residents in training.
- The two positions for each year's group will be 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 , (415) 447-0350.
- Size of residency allows residents to work directly, one-on-one with faculty.
- Faculty are passionate about education and the success each resident.
- Environment that supports residents both professionally as well as personally.
- Early surgical experience starting in year one.
- High surgical numbers with most residents graduating with over 200 primary cataract surgeries.
- Great history of fellowship placement.
- Unparalleled opportunity to be involved in state-of-the art research.
- During the first two years of training, the residents rotate through three month rotations. UNMC proudly represents all of the subspecialties which allows ideal training and exposure for each resident.
- Block 1: Cornea and External Disease.
- Block 2: Glaucoma.
- Block 3: Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oculoplastics, and Pediatrics.
- Block 4: Retina, Uveitis, and Strabismus Surgery.
- During the third year, the senior residents rotate at the Omaha VA. Under faculty supervision, the residents are allowed increased autonomy in both the medical and surgical care of patients.
- Each senior resident typically performs over 280 surgical cases where they are the primary surgeon.
- 1st and 2nd year residents take call once a week every 4 weeks.
- 3rd year residents are on surgical back-up call for a week every other week.
- Didactic Lectures: Every Friday from 7:00-10:00 AM.
- Residents are free from clinical responsibilities and are provided three hours of lectures.
- Grand Rounds: Every other Wednesday from 7:00-9:00 AM.
- Two interesting cases in a specific subspecialty will be presented followed by a basic science presentation related to the topics discussed.
- Journal Club: One time per month for approximately one hour.
- Residents will analyze an assigned article with faculty.
One of only a handful of ocular reading centers in the United States which allows for being in the forefront for clinical research.
- Proudly named as a Cochrane Eyes and Vision Center for Evidence-based Medicine (http://www.unmc.edu/news.cfm?match=17457)
- Currently conducting numerous high-impact clinical trial (http://www.unmc.edu/eye/research/current-trials.html).
- Highly productive in regards to publication of research data (http://www.unmc.edu/eye/research/publications.html).
- Residents become involved in a number of exciting research projects.
- Most residents graduate with several publications/book chapters.