The Ophthalmology Residency program at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) is the largest in the nation, following a merger of the NYEE and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai residencies. Our three-year ACGME-accredited ophthalmology residency program offers outstanding clinical and surgical training. Trainees will benefit from a joint internship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, diverse training environments, integrated competency-based curriculum, and research opportunities..
The mission of NYEE is to provide excellence in medical education, professional development, patient care, scientific research, and community service. To learn more about the residency, visit https://www.nyee.edu/education/ophthalmology-residency
Refer an Ophthalmology Patient or call 212-979-4500. Mhm. One of the things that really drew me to ophthalmology is how rewarding patient care is. You get a patient that is barely seeing with a terrible cataract and you do uh 30 minutes to one hour cataract surgery. And the next day they can be seeing 2030, and that's just magical. As an ophthalmologist, you're able to give people the gift of sight and that's just something that changes everybody's life. Our three-year joint residency program is the largest in the country, with 30 ophthalmologists and training and we continue to be ranked in the top 20 residency programs nationally. The resident experience has been enhanced tremendously by the merger of the new york Pioneer Infirmary of Mount Sina and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai residency program. The clinical breath and depth of the infirmary, coupled with the resources and capabilities of a world class medical institution will provide residents with the tools they need to succeed whatever career path they choose. By the time they finished they'll have seen a range of ocular trauma and rare and complex pathology that few other resident programs in the country can match. I was trying to find a place that would allow me to serve in an underserved patient population that would have large clinical volume in the surgical volume in addition to having like a collegial friendly and safe environment to learn in. And I thought Mountain and I had it all from the moment residents start their training. They are exposed to the next generation of treatments and diagnostic tools that are changing the field. Worldwide residents work alongside a large number of highly talented full time faculty and voluntary instructors from the community across every subspecialty in ophthalmology who are experts in their fields. This exposes them to a broad range of clinical knowledge, approaches to disease management, solutions to surgical problems and guidance on research interests and career pathways, which is extremely valuable to our young physician trainees. This is a place where you can get amazing training in ophthalmology, feel very comfortable at the end of your training with your skills while enjoying every step of the journey. There was no I problem we cannot take care of here in terms of the clinical training experience here in new york. I Anier we actually begin the ophthalmology training during intern year. The beginning interns learn the basics of ophthalmological exam's and then from there we start as first year ophthalmology residents and that's where you really develop your clinical skills, your physical exam skills, being able to diagnose the more common conditions. Residents entering the program are immersed in a culture that is patient centric, with emphasis on clinical care and innovation. The second year you start to get involved with more procedures, things like lasers like for laser erode adami or doing more injections, intra visual injections of medication. You also start getting involved with surgery, doing things like iridium surgery as well as strabismus surgery. Ophthalmology is a field that's constantly growing and changing, making it possible for us to achieve patient outcomes through new technologies and surgical practices. That would have been impossible. Only five or 10 years ago, we have some of the most innovative technologies in the world, including adaptive optics, were also the first institution in the United States to have a micro surgical robot for ophthalmology. As a third year, you really get involved with the surgery, things like cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, cornea surgery and all the surgical management of ophthalmological cases. This residency gives us the edge in a lot of ways. I think one of the main advantages is the different sites. Elmhurst, the Bronx V. A. A. Mount Sinai May. Elmhurst has mostly immigrant population and it's a very underserved area. So the pathology that we see there is very broad. It's pathology that is often not seen in a lot of other, the United States practices. The final piece we work hard to help develop in our trainees is emotional intelligence and resilience so they can work creatively and compassionately with a wide range of patients and diseases. During orientation, we learned that new york was founded to offer I care to anyone despite whatever background or financial resources they had being able to offer. Our exceptional I care to anyone who walks through our doors. We take pride in that I'm giving the best care to anyone who we see. I'm so thankful and so happy about the training. I got the wonderful mentors that are here. It's a decision I would definitely make again, mm