Why USC?

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 (LAC) Hospital Department of Ophthalmology. LAC 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 (USC Care) facilities. 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 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the Veteran’s Administration (VA) in downtown LA. We train six residents per year. Residents are primarily based at LAC for their first and third years of training, and spend significantly more time at the USC Roski Eye Institute, CHLA & the VA during their second year of residency. A unique aspect of our program is our LAC longitudinal clinic wherein residents follow patients for three years through initial evaluation, diagnosis and any procedures or surgical interventions the patients may need. We continue to provide integrated exposure to clinics, conferences, and operating room at LAC, CHLA, VA and USC Roski Eye Institute throughout the course of their 3-year training. Collectively these institutions provide a wealth of opportunities for the trainee, given the degree, diversity and breadth of clinical material, faculty expertise, within a very supportive environment.