Where You'll Spend Your Time
About This Program
The Duke University Residency Training Program in Ophthalmology is one of the most highly regarded ophthalmology programs in the nation. The goal of the program is to train highly competent and ethical physicians who can contribute to their field either as comprehensive ophthalmologists or as subspecialists.
Duke has been training excellent professionals in eye care since the 1940s and has graduated more than 400 ophthalmologists, with many entering into academic positions. The three-year residency program at Duke includes clinical and surgical training in each of the subspecialty areas as well as in comprehensive ophthalmology. Residents also rotate through local Veterans Administration Hospitals. A broad spectrum of intradepartmental and university-wide research opportunities exists for interested residents.
Perhaps the greatest strength of the Duke Eye Center is the quality and breadth of the faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology. The full-time faculty consists of more than 80 clinicians and researchers across all ophthalmology subspecialty areas. These individuals are highly accomplished and productive academicians, and a number are considered leaders in their fields. Without exception, the faculty members enjoy teaching and contribute their time and energy generously to the Residency Training Program.