Jamaica Hospital’s unique patient population provides for a broad spectrum of experiences that enables a Resident’s educational needs to be met. The Ophthalmology Residency Program offers a diverse experience in ophthalmology and exposure to all of its subspecialties. Our training program maintains relationships with other locations, such as the Helen Keller Institute, to further expand Resident’s clinical experience. Jamaica Hospital is recognized as a Level I Trauma Center and our Residents are a part of the Trauma Team, providing on-call ophthalmic care in the field.

Lectures/ Conferences:

Residents entering the Ophthalmology Residency Program participate in comprehensive didactic education, accomplished via weekly lectures, as well as frequent conferences covering the broad spectrum of material between Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and All City Eye Care Ophthalmology site, located approximately 2.5 miles from the hospital campus. Rotation schedules vary year to year, along with lectures that vary from month to month (see below). Residents are also encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects as well as to attend and present at national meetings and conferences.

3 NYE&E Board & OKAP J. Wisnicki Optics Board Review
1 Eye Center Neuroophth Dr. Wertenbaker Infra-Nuclear Eye Movement Disorders
2 Eye Center Grand Rounds Dr, Grasso & Faculty Case Presentations
2 Eye Center Grand Rounds
Guest Speaker
Dr. stanley Berke Eye Care Update: Emphasis
3 NYE&E Board&OKAP Dr. C. Tello on New Treatments for Cataracts & Glaucoma
1 Eye Center Neuroophth Dr. Winterkorn Board Review
1 Eye Center EYLEA LUNCH Christine Willcocks Pharmaceutical Presentation
3 NYE&E Board&OKAP Drs. Paul Finger& David Abramson Oncology Board Review
1 Eye Center Cornea Dr. Najac Inflammatory & Non-Infectious Keratitis
1 JHMC Oculoplatics Dr. Golio Periocular Malignancies Basal Cell CA
2 Eye Center Grand Rounds Dr. Grasso & Faculty Case Presentation
2 Eye Center Grand Rounds Dr. R. Banik Case Presentation
3 NYE&E Board&OKAP Dr. Wertenbaker Neuroophth. Review
1 Eye Center Neuroophth Dr. Crapotta Cranial Nerves III, IV, VI
1 Eye Center Retina Dr. Grasso & Faculty Retina I OKAP Review
2 Eye Center Grand Rounds Dr. Grasso & Faculty Case Presentation
2 Eye Center Grand Rounds Dr. J. Rosenthal Case Presentation

Residents per PGY level: PGY-II, PGY-III, PGY- IV:

  • The Greater New York Ophthalmology Clinical Lecture Series at The Manhattan Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • The New York Eye and Ear Board and OKAP Review Courses at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

PGY-II Residents Only

  • Columbia University Basic and Clinical Science Course in Ophthalmology Registration (Course runs through the whole month of January)

PGY-III Residents Only (At Chairman’s Discretion)

  • Annual Harvard Intensive Cataract Surgical Training Course

PGY-IV Residents Only

  • Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
    Includes Registration, Travel, Hotel, Food, Course Attendance (Resident Travel Reimbursed)
  • Wills Eye Institute- Annual Ophthalmology Review Course
    Philadelphia, PA (Registration Fee paid by Jamaica Hospital Medical Center)
    Resident travel reimbursed