There is weekly protected time for didactics every Tuesday morning. Residents on all of the rotations return to Temple for these lectures which are meant to supplement the information provided in the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Basic and Clinical Science Course books. Both Temple faculty and distinguished guests from other institutions lecture during these conferences. Surgical video review and Grand Rounds are held twice a month, and allow the residents and faculty to present interesting clinical and surgical cases and discuss their management.
Journal clubs are held throughout the year on various sub-specialty topics, usually at restaurants throughout the city.
In addition, morning retina and glaucoma lectures are held during the Temple rotation twice a week from 7 AM to 8 AM.
Residents also attend the Wills Eye Hospital pre-residency course in July and the evening OKAP review courses given in the spring. Residents are encouraged to attend the numerous conferences, symposia, and courses that are presented in Philadelphia for local ophthalmologists and residents.
Research, either basic science or clinical, is encouraged. A quality improvement project is required of all residents for graduation. Presentation of research papers and posters at local, regional and national meetings is supported by the department and Graduate Medical Education Office.