Residents spend approximately one half of their time in the SGES (Sinai General Eye Service) clinic and the other half of their time rotating in the subspecialty clinics and in surgery with the full-time attending physicians.
First year residents (PGY-II) will spend time with the neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology, cornea, and oculoplastics attendings in outpatient clinics. Additionally, first year residents will complete an oculoplastic surgery rotation.
Second year residents (PGY-III) spend a rotation with glaucoma, retina, neuro-ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology attendings in the outpatient clinics and in the operating room.
Third year residents will assist and perform surgery with vitreo-retina, cornea, and cataract attendings.
Residents will also receive a broad didactic education, which takes place in the classroom, with hands-on surgical training and research experience. Residents are also required to participate in a research project under supervision of a faculty preceptor. Second and third year residents present their projects at the yearly Krieger Eye Institute Symposium.
Additionally, residents participate in free glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy screenings throughout the year sponsored by the Krieger Eye Institute, as well as participate in EyeCare for the Homeless, sponsored by Maryland Society for Sight.