Residency Program

residents in front of JEI

The Ophthalmology Residency Program provides a broad educational experience in all aspects of ophthalmology. Residents work and perform research beside experienced comprehensive and subspecialist ophthalmologists. Modern, fully-equipped exam lanes and operating suites are provided at principal rotation sites which include the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital.

The three-year program prepares graduates for the challenge and complexity of future practices in ophthalmology through training in the latest scientific and technological advances. Our comprehensive curriculum allows residents to benefit from a very broad clinical and surgical experience. They develop valuable expertise in different subspecialty areas during their three years of study.

Being the only Ophthalmology Training Program in Arkansas, our residents have excellent volume, and a well-balanced clinical and surgical load of patients. Our extensive faculty of subspecialist ophthalmologists make us the region’s largest ophthalmologic specialty group. We have an active community-based faculty, allowing residents to develop close working relationships with both generalists and specialists.

To apply, a completed application must be processed through the Central Application Service (CAS) and submitted along with your dean’s letter [after November 1.] With the exception of the dean’s letter, we will not accept any material after Nov. 1. For more information, please e-mail OphthalmologyResidency@uams.edu or you may e-mail the program director, Paul Phillips, M.D.

Download the UAMS College of Medicine Resident Handbook here.

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