How many residents are in each class?
Two, for a total of six residents.
What is the call schedule?
There is no overnight in-house call. Schedule is every fourth night with PGY2 and PGY3 residents sharing first-call. Third year residents perform back-up call. An attending takes call each night.
How often does one get paged on call?
Typically the on-call resident will be paged several times when on call. Emergencies requiring the first on-call resident to come into the hospital occur approximately once in two to three call nights.
Is research required?
Residents are expected to participate in a yearly research project of the quality necessary to present at a national meeting (usually ARVO). Presentation at such meetings is encouraged and travel is paid by Sinai Hospital for accepted presentations on which the resident is first author. In addition, a presentation at the annual Krieger Eye Symposium is required.
What are the research facilities?
Clinical projects are performed in the department. The Department of Microbiology offers research space for resident projects and Sinai Hospital has its own animal research facility.
Do residents attend AAO?
Third year residents are expected to attend the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Presentation at the meeting is not necessary. Sinai pays for registration and travel expenses.
Is there an opportunity for foreign rotations?
Residents may perform an optional 4 week elective at the Aravind Eye Hospital in India during the latter part their third year. Sinai Hospital covers the majority of travel expense associated with this rotation.
Is the India rotation necessary for volume purposes?
No. Cataract volume is strong without the India elective. Currently approximately 50% of residents choose to go to India.
Are other Senior electives possible?
With faculty approval, a different senior elective may be arranged instead of Aravind.
Are there lectures at Sinai or at Hopkins?
With the exception of a few lecture series, lectures and grand rounds will be on-site at Sinai.
Are all rotations on site?
The majority of clinical rotations are in the Morton Mower, M.D., Medical Office Building where the Krieger Eye Institute is located. Less than 10 percent of your time is spent in off-site locations including our outpatient satellite office at the Quarry Lake, Levindale Nursing Center, and the Maryland Society for Vision Van.
What is the cataract surgical experience?
Current cataract volume exceeds 100 per year. Each case is performed with supervision of a fellowship trained cataract attending.
Do most residents do fellowships?
While many have chosen to enter fellowship training to further specialize, many also are confident in their training and eager to enter practice directly from residency.