Fall 2017 Newsletter

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Fall 2017 Newsletter
7th Residency Announcement

Exciting Residency Announcement!

ACGME approves seventh resident complement; first increase in over 30 years!

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds and Case Studies

Check out our weekly presentations



USC Ophthalmology Researchers Find More
Effective Treatments For Blinding Eye Diseases


New Residents

Resident Selection

Keck School of Medicine of USC Department of Ophthalmology evaluates each eligible applicant for enrollment on the basis of professional and personal qualities of preparedness and motivation, ability and integrity, academic credentials and communication skills. The program does not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status.

Applicants must fulfill the eligibility and certification qualifications outlined by the ACGME, the American Board of Ophthalmology, the California State Board of Medicine and Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Resident Eligibility

  • Completion of an approved medical school
  • Applicants must have one of the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment to Keck School of Medicine of USC Department of Ophthalmology residency program:
  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:
  1. Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment
  2. Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States jurisdiction. The institution does sponsor J1 visas and students with questions should contact the Office of International Affairs.
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
  • In keeping compliant with current ACGME guidelines, our residency program will be moving to an integrated ophthalmology format where the 12 months of preliminary clinical experience (PGY-1) will be integrated into the residency program, effective July 1, 2021. Applicants applying during fall of 2020 will be interviewing for the integrated ophthalmology program starting July 1, 2021.

USC Department of Ophthalmology adheres to the requirements of the ACGME and Keck School of Medicine of USC. To be promoted, a resident must meet the training requirements at the time of recommendation and continue to meet those requirements through the end of the current contract year, as well as remain in compliance with all other terms and conditions of the House Staff Agreement.

2017 senior experiences

New Residents

We accept seven new residents per year, selecting the best candidates from several hundred applications. In 2019, we had over 450 applicants.

The LAC+USC/Roski Eye Institute Residency Program provides as much exposure as possible to learning opportunities within our program, while providing our residents with resources at neighboring institutions.

To learn more about the opportunities available through the residency program at the LAC+USC/USC Roski Eye Institute, please contact Program Coordinator Monica Chavez by email at monica.chavez@med.usc.edu or by calling 323-865-6932.



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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcement

Due to ongoing developments with COVID-19, we are only able to see patients with urgent eye problems at this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 323-442-6335.