The USC Department of Ophthalmology is dedicated to world-class patient care, research, and teaching of medical students, residents and fellows under the organizational umbrella of the USC Roski Eye Institute and the Los Angeles County+USC (LAC+USC) Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology. The LAC+USC Department of Ophthalmology is academically affiliated with USC Keck School of Medicine, with all members of the USC Ophthalmology faculty cross-privileged at LAC as well as Keck School of Medicine facilities. The LAC+USC/USC Roski Eye Institute Residency Program brings together the strengths of four remarkable institutions (LAC+USC Medical Center, USC Roski Eye Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Downtown Los Angeles Medical Center). These outstanding institutions, coupled with our faculty’s deep-rooted expertise and commitment, provide a wealth of opportunities for residents to experience a tremendous diversity, breadth, and complexity of clinical challenges within a supportive learning environment.
Residents are supervised and trained by full-time USC Keck School of Medicine faculty, voluntary part-time faculty from the community, well as cross-appointed faculty at CHLA and the VA. We train 7 residents per year. Residents are primarily based at LAC+USC for their first and third years of training, and spend significantly more time at the USC Roski Eye Institute, CHLA, and VA during their second year of residency. A unique aspect of the residency program is the LAC+USC longitudinal resident clinic where residents follow patients throughout their three-year residency from the initial evaluation and diagnosis to any procedures or surgical interventions the patients may need. We provide integrated exposure to clinics, conferences, and operating rooms at LAC+USC, USC Roski Eye Institute, CHLA, and the VA throughout the course of the three-year training.
Roski Eye Institute
has been ranked as a top ophthalmology department by
U.S. News and World Report for 27 years, including 2020
The staff that we have are amazing, talented and extremely knowledgeable.
– Jiun L. Do, MD, PhD. Third Year Resident, Class of 2017
To learn more about the residency program at the USC Roski Eye Institute,
please contact Academic Program Administrator Michelle Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.