Orientation – New residents are welcomed to the week-long program that includes basic anatomy and pathophysiology lectures, instruction in clinical exam basics, and a Fourth of July resident picnic. Click here for a sample orientation schedule.
Basic Science Clinical Series course books – The full series is provided to each new resident during orientation. First years are expected to read all the major books and review their reading with the program director twice a month.
Three weeks of vacation – Vacation may be taken in week long blocks or divided into separate blocks of days. Wills Eye Institute Board Review Course – All second year Ophthalmology residents attend this course each year. On-site surgical wet lab – Fully equipped laboratory available to practice surgical skills such as suturing, penetrating keratoplasty, and phacoemulsification. Human eyes are available on request from the adjacent Cleveland Eye Bank.
Departmental and Hospital Library – The department maintains its own library consisting of major ophthalmic texts, videos, path slides, and Audio-Digest CDs. All the major ophthalmology journals, both past and present, are available. The hospital also has a Core Library, through which any journal articles or books can be obtained through OhioLink.
Insurance – Health, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance are provided through the hospital. Please see the Graduate Medical Education (GME) website for further details.
Case Western Reserve University facilties – Residents are given full access to the Case Western Reserve facilities, including all on-campus libraries and buildings, athletic facilities, e-mail accounts, and a virtual private network to access Case’s online resources.
Lab Coats – 3 white coats are provided during the first year and each resident is eligible for 2 new white coats per year. The Department also provides a personalized embroidered white coat during the chief year.
Free dry – cleaning for the white coats is provided by the hospital.
Scrubs – Scrubs are available free of charge at each site.
Book fund – Residents are given funds to purchase textbooks in their chief year. This is provided by an educational fund set up by a former resident.