to the website of the Department of Ophthalmology at Virginia
Commonwealth University (VCU), Medical College of Virginia
Campus. The Departmentís educational mission comprises three
of medical students, residents, and fellows
and basic science research
Departmentís philosophy is that all three goals should be pursued
simultaneously. The Residency Training Program teaches
Ophthalmology in a stepwise fashion over a 36-month period.
We offer a diverse patient population and an extensive surgical
experience, with 100% faculty supervision
in all clinics, laser suites, and operating rooms. An independent
research project, suitable for presentation at a national meeting, is
required for each second-year and third-year resident.
is the Departmentís desire to produce well-trained, ethical, and
compassionate physicians and surgeons. Our recent graduates have
obtained prestigious fellowship positions, full-time university
academic appointments, and successful private practice opportunities.
Chairman and Residency Program Director of the Department of
Ophthalmology is William H. Benson,
Residency Program Director of the Department of Ophthalmology is Joseph D. Iuorno, M.D.
Virginia Hospitals (MCVH)
main teaching facility is the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
(MCVH) in downtown Richmond. MCVH is a major tertiary-care
referral center and provides most of the indigent care in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. The ophthalmology clinics are located
on the fourth floor of the Nelson Clinic, and have been completely
renovated within the past seven years. The Nelson Clinic contains
both the private practices of the full-time faculty, as well as the
house staff clinics.
at MCVH, the residents also rotate with the Department of Neurology,
Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology. The Chairman of the Division of
Neuro-Ophthalmology is Warren L. Felton, III, MD.
McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)
bulk of the resident surgical experience comes from the Hunter Homes
McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), located a short drive
from MCVH, on the South Side of Richmond. The VAMC clinic has
size and been completely renovated within the past year. The
Service Chief of the VAMC Eye Clinic is Muneera A. Mahmood, MD.
Stony Point Surgery
was established over 50 years ago as an independent specialty-care
center in downtown Richmond, across the street from MCVH, and has grown
into the largest eye hospital in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
June 2002, the new Stony Point Surgery
opened a brand-new
facility in the suburban Stony Point section of Richmond. The
new Stony Point Surgery
is a joint venture
between the longstanding Eye & Ear Hospital and Virginia
Commonwealth University. The new hospital contains a brand-new
ambulatory surgical center, as
well as office space for the full-time Department faculty, and office
space for many community ophthalmologists.
deadline is October 15th of each calendar year.
The Department of Ophthalmology participates in the San Francisco
Matching Program (SFMatch). To register with the San Francisco
Matching Program, you may call (415) 923-3907 or visit
Department typically receives over 300 applications per year. Of
these, approximately 60 applicants will be invited for a personal
interview. Typically, they will be contacted by phone and/or
e-mail, before October 30. Those not invited for an interview
will be notified by mail before November 1.