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Through its affiliation with the University of Ottawa and other regional colleges and universities, the Eye Institute offers exceptional training opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students.

The total patient care approach of the Eye Institute makes it an excellent facility for students in the University of Ottawa’s Ophthalmology Residency Program. Throughout their five-year training, residents are exposed to all aspects of ophthalmology practice, making them some of the best-rounded practitioners in the world.

The University of Ottawa Eye Institute has been recognized as a world-class facility, which offers highly specialized care to all sectors of the regional population. Students benefit from the knowledge and experience of professors who are both researchers and practitioners.

In the context of clinical training, they come to master the advanced technologies that are integral to the practice of modern medicine. Students also benefit from a heavy emphasis on acquiring the interpersonal communication skills necessary to providing effective patient care, as well as the collegiality among staff.

International Program

The Faculty is committed to improving ophthalmic care on an international scale and has trained many foreign medical graduates at the Eye Institute. These physicians then return to their home countries to practice taking with them the latest knowledge and expertise in ophthalmic care. Many become professors in their university’s training programs and continue for their residents many of the training techniques they learned as residents. In addition, Eye Institute staff travel worldwide to give lectures and teach surgical techniques as part of our international continuing medical education activities.

Ophthalmology Residency Training Program

A four year residency program focusing on the clinical, academic and research objectives at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. Positions are available through an organized national matching system each year.
Contact: Ginette Snook, Education Coordinator, 613-737-8899 ext. 79422.

Fellowships

In recent years, the Eye Institute has offered an increasing number of Fellowships to Ophthalmologists who wish to gain additional skills in a specific area.

Clinical Fellowship in Cornea/External Disease, Anterior Segment, and Refractive Surgery
Research Fellowship in Cornea/External Disease, Anterior Segment, and Refractive Surgery
Contact: Ginette Snook, Education Coordinator, 613-737-8899 ext. 79422.

Ophthalmic Medical Technologists

As the technologies associated with ophthalmic care become more complex, there is an increasing demand for certified ophthalmic medical technologists. Ophthalmic Medical Technologists complete a Bachelor of Science with honours (Ophthalmic Medical Technology) under the University of Ottawa Department of Science.
Contact: Ginette Snook, Education Coordinator, 613-737-8899 ext. 79422.

Medical Student Research Opportunities

The Ottawa Eye Institute welcomes applications from medical students interested in research electives. Please note however, that the number of available positions is limited.
Contact: Ginette Snook, Education Coordinator, 613-737-8899 ext. 79422.