Academic Activities

Theoretical Activities and demonstrations Program

Lectures by Residents (1)
Lectures by Staff Doctors
Medical Panel
Medical Panel
Medical Panel on Clinics & Pathologies / Surgery Panel

Lectured by residents, after consultation with the Medical Board, according to subspecialties or topics. Coordinator: Chief Resident

Learning Methodology
Although the focus is on learning about ophthalmic consultation, residents will have to complete the theoretical program on basic contents, both in clinics and surgery. The program has a heavy workload of theoretical lessons given by staff doctors or senior residents and also, conferences given by visiting doctors.

The consultation training activities will be carried out:
• Sharing the ophthalmic consultation
• Under supervision
• Directly

Surgical training will eventually increase in complexity. Residents will be responsible for the internship. Participation in a variety of workshops will be encouraged, many of these workshops will take place at the centre. Also, residents will be responsible for the primary attention services with weekly on-call hours.

The program will follow the guide of Basic and Clinical Science Course of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Distance Course of Universidad Católica de Salta (Consejo Argentino de Oftalmología). Each of the subspecialties and additional exams will be accompanied by one or more compulsory texts.
Second and third year residents will have to read the daily publications in the specialty according to the residency program directives for each year. During these years, residents have to collaborate with the bibliography panel.

Revision of daily publications

Survey of Oftalmology, Current Opinions in Ophthalmology
American Journal of Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, Archivos de Oftalmología Bs As, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Eye, Ophthalmology, von Graefes. Archives of Clinical and Investigative Ophthalmology
Retina, Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Courses and Seminars Attendance

Attendance to the following courses will be mandatory: Curso Anual del Consejo Argentino de Oftalmología, Curso Anual de Perfeccionamiento de la Sociedad Argentina de Oftalmología (SAO) which is held in July, and other courses or seminars which the medical board consider appropriate for the training.
Second and third year residents will be obliged to enlist for the publication of papers, posters or videos at the Curso Anual de Perfeccionamiento de la SAO. They will also participate actively in the meetings of residents in ophthalmology held once a year.
In addition, residents must attend the monthly meeting at the Sociedad Argentina de Oftalmología and the Interhospital Medical Panel organized monthly by SAO, according to the indications given by the Chief Resident.

Subspecialties Rotations

Together with the above mentioned activities, an academic program on the study of different areas within ophthalmology (E.g. Cornea) will be developed. Each one of them will have a tutor who will guide and supervise the resident.
In each rotation, residents will receive a sheet of paper detailing the contents and objectives for the rotation and the compulsory reading books. At the end of the rotation, residents will have to pass an exam and submit a thesis.

Basic Science

Anatomy, Physiology, Physiopathology and Ocular Pathologic Anatomy, Refraction and Contact lens; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
Fluent knowledge of anatomic and physiologic bases. Critical analysis of ophthalmic bibliography.

Compulsory reading

For each module the Basic and Clinical Science Course books by the American Academy of Ophthalmology will be used.


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