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As a result of the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act, signed into law by Governor Christie on August 22, 2012, and taking effect on July 1, 2013, Rutgers- NJMS has introduced a new program structure.
Rutgers now has 33 schools and colleges, hundreds of research centers and institutes, and dozens of Clinical Care units.
The Ophthalmology Program at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is dedicated to teaching current and future providers of eye care, and developing cures for blindness. The Ophthalmology residency program has helps identify, treat, and cure numerous diseases, traumatic injuries, and chronic eye illnesses that the community faces every day.
The Residency Program in Ophthalmology lasts 36 months and is conducted at 3 different sites in northern New Jersey.
These sites allow the resident to gain different experinces in several environments. Thus, leading to a more well- rounded physician and well experienced surgeon among completion of the course.
The Ophthalmology Residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School has a joint internship program (PGY1) with the Internal Medicine Residency that commenced in July 2020. The joint internship includes three months of ophthalmology experience. During those three months the interns will receive broad ophthalmology exposure through 2 week rotations in general and specialty clinics (glaucoma, retina, cornea, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, among others), as well as the in-patient consult and Emergency Department Ophthalmology services. PGY1 residents also attend all lectures and clinical conferences while rotating in Ophthalmology.
A total of 15 residents are admitted to the 3-year program, 5 residents in each year of training.
Leading the Program is Residency Program Director Albert Khouri, MD.
For general residency inqueries please call 973-972-2036.