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Application Dates for the 2017 Medical
Student Summer Rotational Programs are now CLOSED

      

  Please check back this Fall for 2018 dates.

 


Medical Student Summer Rotational Program
Ocular Oncology Service at Wills Eye Hospital

The medical student summer rotational program at the Ocular Oncology Service of Wills Eye Hospital is a competitive and extensive program that will expose students to various topics in the highly specialized field of ocular oncology under the guidance of world-renowned doctors. Students will shadow doctors in the clinic and operating room. Exposure to a fast-paced clinic will allow the students to gain vast amounts of knowledge. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to present a mystery case to their peers. Those interested in the field of ocular oncology are encouraged to apply.

 
We are offering two 6-week summer sessions:

Summer Session One: June 5, 2017 - July 14, 2017
Summer Session Two: July 17, 2017 - August 25, 2017

 

If you are interested in visiting our clinic during a time other than June – August please view "Visitor" section below.

Visiting Residents

Residents in ophthalmology from other institutions and visitors in the field of ophthalmology or related field are welcome to visit us for a 1 or 2 week visit. Please let us know ahead of time. 

 
Wills Residents

Wills Eye Hospital residents perform a short rotation with the Ocular Oncology Service during their first year of residency. View current Wills residents.


Please send all applications to Sandra Dailey (sandy@shields.md)

 

 

 

Research Internship: 

This is 1 to 2 years of ocular oncology internship training before ophthalmology residency.

Prerequisites include:

• Medical student
• Currently enrolled or graduated from medical school/1 year break.

Duties of the research fellow include:

  • •Conducting clinical research projects with compilation of data in a relatively independent fashion.
  • •Publication of research.
  • •Assistance with related ocular oncology education.
  • •Presentation of research at meetings.

 

Visitors in the field of ophthalmology or related fields are welcome to visit us for a 1 or 2 week visit. If you require more time, please see the Fellowship section below.  


Please send all applications to Sandra Dailey (sandy@shields.md)

 


Example of a Daily Schedule:
Monday:

6:45am - Tumor Conference
7:45am - Clinic
After clinic finishes then research time.


Tuesday:

6:30am - Clinic
After clinic finishes then research time.


Wednesday:

6:45am - IVFA Conference
7:00am - Operating Room EUAs
7:45am - Clinic
After clinic/operations finish then research time.


Thursday

7:00am - Operations
After operations finish then research time.


Friday

7:00am - Grand Rounds
8:00am - Plaque Rounds
8:00am - Clinic
8:00am - Research
After clinic finishes then research time.


Saturday

8:00am - Plaque Rounds


Sunday

8:00am - Plaque Rounds


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ocular Oncology Service offers a 1-year research fellowship and a 2-year clinical and research fellowship for training in ocular oncology. Candidates should be well-trained ophthalmologists, in preparation for the fellowship. Candidates can be from the United States or other countries throughout the world. Over 100 fellows have been trained worldwide by the team in the Oncology Service. These fellows have become leaders in their countries and hail from England, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Belgium, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Iran, India, China, Japan, Australia, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, and other countries.

 
Clinical Fellowship: Fellowship is for 2 years

Prerequisites for the clinical fellowship include:

• At least 3 years of residency in ophthalmology

• If American:
      • PA medical license
      • DEA

• If from another country:
       • USMLE 1,2, and 3
       • ECFMG certificate
       • H-Visa


Year 1 of clinical fellowship training (PGY-5 level Oncology Clinical fellow) is responsible for:

• Clinical care of ocular oncology patients. This includes the diagnosis and treatment for patients with conjunctival, intraocular, ocular, adnexal, and orbital tumors.
• Assisting in in-office procedures such as intravitreal injections, minor eyelid procedures, and cryotherapy.
• Assisting in operating room procedures with staff.
• Clinical research projects for publications in major ophthalmology journals.
• Participation in medical meetings.


Year 2 of clinical fellowship training (PGY-6 level Oncology Clinical fellow) is responsible for:

• Similar clinical and operating duties as PGY-5 but will have a more direct hands-on experience.
• Clinical research projects for publication.

 
Research Fellowship: Fellowship is for 1 or 2 years.

Prerequisites for the research fellowship include:

• At least 3 years of residency in ophthalmology

• If American:
       • Completed residency
       • Interest in ocular oncology

• If from another country:
       • Completed residency in country
       • J1 Visa
       • Interest in ocular oncology

Duties of research fellow include:

• Conducting clinical research projects with compilation of data in relatively independent fashion.
• Publication of research.
• Assistance with related ocular oncology education.
• Presentation of research at meetings.