Our residents rotate through three diverse sites in St. Louis as part of their residency experience. As the region’s academic referral centers, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital provide our residents with extensive experience managing complex and rare conditions in inpatient and outpatient settings for pediatric and adult patients. Additionally, the residents rotate at the John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center duringall three years of residency, gaining valuable outpatient and procedural experience that begins early in training, as well as extensive cataract and glaucoma surgical experience as their training progresses.
The first year of residency is divided into five 10-week rotations. The residents gain experience handling complex patients on their inpatient rotation at Washington University on the adult inpatient service, and they gain proficiency with intravitreal injections and several laser procedures while at the John Cochran VAMC. Additionally, on their pediatrics rotation, they gain experience in the examination of pediatric patients, the management of pediatric conditions, and strabismus surgery.
- John Cochran VAMC/Night Float/Research (20 weeks)
- Inpatient Consults at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (10 weeks)
- St. Louis Children’s Hospital (10 weeks)
- Swing – subspecialty exposure at Washington University’s outpatient clinics, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and John Cochran VAMC (10 weeks)
The second year of residency is divided into five 10-week rotations. Second-year residents gain extensive experience in each of the subspecialties with rotations split between attending clinics at Washington University and resident/fellow clinics at John Cochran VAMC, performing core vitrectomies, panretinal photocoagulation, intravitreal injections, keratoplasties, glaucoma surgeries, oculoplastics procedures, and beginning phacoemulsification.
- Oculoplastics (10 weeks)
- Retina (10 weeks)
- Glaucoma (10 weeks)
- Cornea (10 weeks)
- Neuro-Ophthalmology (10 weeks)
The third year of residency is divided into five 10-week rotations. The residents continue to gain experience in clinic-based procedures, as well as gaining expertise in phacoemulsification and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.
- Washington University University Eye Service (10 weeks)
- Washington University Subspecialty (10 weeks)
- John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center (20 weeks)
- John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Glaucoma (10 weeks)