Program Highlights

Why do residents choose the University of Michigan ophthalmology residency program?

  • Depth of the program: every subspecialty is represented and each clinical service has multiple faculty on staff.
  • Outstanding faculty who teach, mentor, and form close and lasting relationships with residents.
  • Residents from U-M are competitive and go on to highly ranked fellowships
  • A seven-week rotation for research. Many programs require a research project, but U-M Kellogg provides dedicated, protected time to pursue research.
  • The department provides a funding mechanism to support resident research
  • Opportunities for international research projects based in other countries
  • Customized training allowing you to pursue your specific interests—and passions—and meet your career goals
  • Faculty are talented and leaders in the field, but they are also friendly and approachable. That’s “unbeatable,” said one resident.
  • The program is structured so that residents gradually assume increasing responsibility. There is no call during the first six months, for example. By the third year residents are prepared for ophthalmology practice or an academic fellowship.
  • Residents value the experience gained at Ann Arbor’s VA hospital. During the 3rd year, they have a full caseload of surgeries, but always with guidance and support from attending faculty.