Generally, half of the resident complement attends the annual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting to present research results. Most senior residents also attend the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting.
- Weekly conferences at Yale typically consist of six one-hour didactic sessions, clinical case management conferences, and Grand Rounds. The latter is attended by full-time and community ophthalmologists and includes bi-weekly guest lecturers and bi-monthly clinical challenges sessions in which community ophthalmologists bring particularly interesting or challenging cases for discussion.
- Highlights of the academic year are the Yale Spring Resident Research Day Conference, Alumni Day Symposium (held in June), honoring residents and alumni, and the Yale Glaucoma Symposium (held each September).
Research is an integral part of the residency experience. Each resident is required to prepare two projects over the three-year period, which will be presented during their second and third years at the Annual Spring Residents Research Day Conference.
- It is expected that this project will result in a peer-reviewed publication and will likely be presented at either ARVO or the AAO. The strong emphasis on resident research is one of the reasons our residents enjoy a high rate of success at attaining competitive post-residency clinical fellowships.