Ophthalmology Residency

Ophthalmology Residency Training at GBMC
Overview: Ophthalmology Residency Training Program
The Department of Ophthalmology at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) provides a training opportunity conforming to the requirements of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Ophthalmology. The three-year training program is currently integrated with the residency program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and is termed "The Johns Hopkins/GBMC Residency Training Program in Ophthalmology." All residents in the program receive a portion of their training at both institutions as well as at Bayview and Wyman Park Hospitals in Baltimore. *Please note the section on this page that refers to "Changes to the Ophthalmology Residency Program" for more information on transitioning program affiliations.

Ophthalmology Residency Leaders and Faculty
The ophthalmology residency program directors at both programs are full-time faculty members at their respective institutions, and the program director at The Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital serves as the program director of the combined residency program. Most decisions regarding ophthalmology residency issues are made by the Resident Education Committee, which is composed of members from both institutions.

The faculty at GBMC consists of seven full-time practitioners and a large number of attending ophthalmologists. The former group consists of subspecialists in cornea/external disease, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology, oculoplastics, low vision and vitreoretinal disorders, whereas the latter group includes both comprehensive ophthalmologists and additional subspecialists.

Changes to the Ophthalmology Residency Program
Beginning July 1, 2013, the Hopkins program will begin a separation from GBMC, which will then begin a similar affiliation with the residency program at the University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology. Two groups of residents have already matched at this newly combined program. Thus, in July 2013, first-year residents will be from the combined University of Maryland/GBMC program, whereas the second- and third-year residents will be from the Hopkins/GBMC residency. Beginning in July 2014, only the third-year residents will be from the latter program, and beginning in July, 2015, all residents will be from the University of Maryland/GBMC Training Program in Ophthalmology.

GBMC's Ophthalmology Clinic
The Ophthalmology Clinic is composed of 12 fully equipped eye examination lanes and contains additional rooms devoted to minor surgery, laser surgery, visual fields, ultrasonography, electrophysiology, orthoptics and contact lenses. A complete ophthalmic photography facility is available for the performance of fluorescein angiograms, OCT's and other photographic studies. A handsome library and conference room is available in the Eye Clinic, and in additional rooms there are separate cubicles for residents and a chief resident's office. The Clinic also is the site for Hoover Services, an internationally recognized low vision facility.

Intraocular surgery at GBMC is performed in the General Operating Room, almost always on an outpatient basis. Selected oculoplastics cases are performed in the Sherwood Surgical Center at GBMC or in the minor surgery suite in the Eye Clinic. Laser surgeries are performed in the Eye Clinic.

Questions
All questions regarding applications to the ophthalmology residency program, resident salaries and resident benefits should be directed to the Program Director, Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland.

Questions specifically regarding the GBMC residency rotation should be directed to the Program Director, GBMC Dept of Ophthalmology, 6569 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD, 21204. 

C. P. Wilkinson, MD
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
GBMC
6569 N. Charles St., #505
Baltimore, MD, 21204







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