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Rotation, Lecture and Call Schedule

First Year

At Westchester, the resident clinic varies between comprehensive ophthalmology clinics and subspecialty clinics according to a schedule.  All clinics at Metropolitan Hospital are resident clinics, and there is always supervision present at both institutions. 

Westchester

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Non-consult Resident

AM

Private Cornea

Private Neuro

Resident Clinic

Resident Clinic

Research

PM

Resident Clinic

Resident Clinic

Consults/ Refractive Surgery

Private Retina

Resident Clinic

Consult Resident

AM

Consults

Private Cornea

Consults

Consults

Consults

PM

Resident Clinic

Consults

Research

OR - Cornea

Resident Clinic

 
Metropolitan

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Resident

AM

Cornea

Glaucoma

General

Retina

OR/General

PM

General

General

General

General

General

 
Second Year

Westchester

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Resident

AM

Private Neuro

Research

Resident Clinic

Resident Clinic

OR - Peds

PM

Resident Clinic

Resident Clinic

Consults

Private Retina

Resident Clinic

 

Metropolitan

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Resident

AM

Peds

Peds

Peds

Peds

OR – Peds

PM

OR - Cornea

Laser - Glaucoma

Peds

ROP Check

OR – Peds

 
Third Year

Westchester

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Resident

AM

OR – General

Resident Clinic

Resident Clinic

OR - Cornea

Pre-op Clinic

PM

OR - General

Private Plastics

OR - Plastics

Private Retina

Resident Clinic

 
Metropolitan

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Resident

AM

OR - General

OR - Retina

OR - General

Retina

OR - Plastics

PM

OR - Cornea

General

General

Laser - Retina

General

 
Call Schedule

Primary call is typically taken by the first year residents to give them the most experience in triaging and being primary responders to ocular emergencies.  During the first two weeks of residency the first years take “buddy call” with the second years.  Call is then taken Q4 (1 weekday per week and 1 weekend per month).  While on call, the resident covers both Westchester Medical Center and Metropolitan Hospital.  The first year resident will always have a senior resident and attending accessible for help if they feel overwhelmed. 

Backup call is taken by both second and third year residents.  This unique feature allows the second years to obtain surgical experience dealing with ocular emergencies very early in their training.  There is an on call attending for general ophthalmology, oculoplastics, and retina at all times. 

Academic Schedule

Lectures are held in the Macy Pavilion resident conference room at Westchester Medical Center from 7:30-9.  Lectures are video-conferenced and can be accessed from anywhere in the world with computer or cell phone.  An academic schedule is produced for each month, but a typical week is as follows: 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

BCSC Review Course

NYEE Retina Lecture

Grand Rounds

Self Study/ Wet Lab

Pathology

 

Each Monday there is a review lecture in various subspecialties that follows the outline of the AAO’s Basic and Clinic Science Course.  Tuesday morning residents are able to attend in person or teleconference to New York Eye and Ear’s retina conference.  Each Wednesday there is grand rounds, which includes journal club, case presentations, and morbidity and mortality discussions.  The first Wednesday of each month includes 3 hours of optics.  Thursdays are dedicated to self-study time, and often there are wet lab opportunities at New York Eye and Ear. 

In addition to the morning schedule the residency program hosts a monthly evening lecture with an invited speaker which is attended by many local ophthalmologists in the area.  The residents are also encouraged to attend dinner lectures held by the Westchester Society of Ophthalmology, which their participation is paid for by the department. 

New this year to the academics in the residency program include attendance of the Columbia Basic Science Review Course for the month of January (for second year residents) and the purchase of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Review Course produced by Doheny Eye Institute and Jules Stein Eye Institute.


Eye Surgery...

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