Thank you for your interest in the University of Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Residency at The UPMC Eye Center. Our residency program provides an outstanding environment in which to pursue your training in ophthalmology. In addition to excellent clinical opportunities, the strength of this program lies in the camaraderie and fellowship amongst the residents as well as the collegial relationship with our exceptional faculty.
This residency has all the components of an excellent training program:
Ophthalmology Residency Positions in Virginia (VA) There are 3 Ophthalmology programs in Virginia. Browse other states or other specialties. To view open positions click on the PGY year: PGY-1, PGY-2, PGY-3, PGY-4, PGY-5, Attending Post Residency, Fellowship, or Attending vacant position in Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology Residency Positions in West Virginia (WV) There is 1 Ophthalmology program in West Virginia. Browse other states or other specialties. To view open positions click on the PGY year: PGY-1, PGY-2, PGY-3, PGY-4, PGY-5, Attending Post Residency, Fellowship, or Attending vacant position in Ophthalmology.
- Our faculty are from a diverse educational background covering all the major subspecialties full-time and are very dedicated to resident education.
- The resident clinic is staffed with a full-time comprehensive ophthalmologist with participation by several community ophthalmologists as well. All surgical cases generated from the clinic are performed by the residents with faculty assistance/supervision.
- There is an extremely busy Veterns Administration Hospital eye clinic drawing patients from Western Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia, and Eastern Ohio, with surgical cases signed up for months in advance.
- We have a separate, fully equipped Eye & Ear Emergency Room located in the University Hospital, and a separate Eye & Ear Resource Center (i.e., library) within the Eye & Ear Institute. As the major tertiary care center in Western Pennsylvania, the emergency room is very busy and provides a wealth of clinical and surgical exposure for the residents.
- Third year residents may attend the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting or a subspecialty meeting of choice. In addition, residents will receive a stipend to attend any conference where they are presenting their own research.
- In the third training year, there is a rotation at the University of New Mexico and New Mexico VA Hospital. This provides a unique experience for learning different surgical techniques, and medical philosophies, as well as affords an opportunity to explore a different part of the country (traveling expenses and housing are provided by the department).
Each class is made up of six residents, making a total number of 18 residents in our program. We look to recruit future residents who work hard, get along well in a group, support one another, and like to have fun together. Teamwork is definitely a motto of our program. I feel that the unique atmosphere among the residents and faculty here at UPMC is what sets our program apart from many others.
Sohani Amarasekera, MD
Chief Ophthalmology Resident
Dept of Ophthalmology
Eye & Ear Institute
203 Lothrop Street, 8th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Virginia Mason is a premier teaching hospital that offers postgraduate education programs through our Graduate Medical Education Department, several clinical departments and the pharmacy residency program.
Graduate Medical Education (GME)
All GME postgraduate training programs are fully approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). These residency programs include Anesthesiology, Diagnostic Radiology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Transitional Year and Urology. ACGME-accredited fellowships include Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS), Pain Medicine, and Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine. Learn more about Graduate Medical Education >>
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- Medical Students on Campus (including application form)
Virginia Mason is pleased to offer the following postgraduate medical education opportunities.
ACGME-accredited fellowships include:
- Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship (FPMRS)
Non-ACGME-accredited fellowships include:
- Fellowship Opportunities in Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine (accredited by American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons)
- Fellowship Opportunities in HepatoPancreatoBiliary Surgery (accredited by The Fellowship Council)
- Fellowship Opportunities in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (accredited by AAGL)
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program
The Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program at Virginia Mason is an accredited program with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The program is a one-year, post-graduate, educational training experience designed to provide pharmacists with clinical and administrative expertise in all aspects of pharmacy practice. This program is not a part of the GME Department at Virginia Mason. Learn more about the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency >>
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Ambulatory Pharmacy Residency Program
Uva Ophthalmology Residency Program
The Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency Program at Virginia Mason is pre-candidate status accreditation program with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The program is a one-year, post-graduate, educational training experience designed to provide pharmacists with clinical and administrative expertise in ambulatory care pharmacy practice. This program is not a part of the GME Department at Virginia Mason. Learn more about the PGY2 Pharmacy Residency >>