Ophthalmology Interest Group (OIG)
The Ophthalmology Interest Group (OIG) is a student-run organization at the Yale School of Medicine. The mission of OIG is to expose Yale Medical Students to the field of Ophthalmology and foster excitement for the field. This is accomplished through peer-to-peer mentorship as well as faculty shadowing, mentorship, and research.
What We Do:
- Sofia Miguez grew up in Miami, FL and attended the University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate education where she received a B.A. in Psychology. Currently, she is a 1st year medical student conducting research in the Ophthalmology and Visual science department. Her research interests include ocular imaging, drivers of uveal melanoma metastases, patient anxiety during cataract surgery, and the social determinants of vision health.
- After growing up in Anaheim, California, Leena Surapaneni completed her undergraduate education at Brown University where she dual-majored in Biology and Contemplative Studies.Currently, she is a first-year medical student doing research with the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. Her research interests include immunobiology and inflammatory disease, such as uveitis.
- Idil Yazgan is a second year medical student at Yale School of Medicine. Idil grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. She graduated from Duke University with a BS in Psychology and Chemistry. She is interested in understanding the psychological burden in patients with chronic medical problems.