How many residents are in each class?
There are two in each class, for a total of six residents.
What is the call schedule?
There is no overnight in-house call. The schedule is every fourth night with PGY2 and PGY3 residents sharing first call. Third-year residents perform back-up call. An attending takes call each night.
How often does one get paged on call?
Typically, the on-call resident will be paged several times when on call. Emergencies requiring the first on-call resident to come into the hospital occur approximately once every two to three call nights.
Is research required?
Residents are expected to participate in a yearly research project of the quality necessary to present at a national meeting, usually ARVO. Presentation at such meetings is encouraged and travel is paid by Sinai Hospital for accepted presentations on which the resident is first author. In addition, a presentation at the annual Krieger Eye Symposium is required.
What are the research facilities?
Clinical projects are performed in the department. The Department of Microbiology offers research space for resident projects and Sinai Hospital has its own animal research facility.
Do residents attend AAO?
Third-year residents are expected to attend the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Presentation at the meeting is not necessary. Sinai Hospital pays for registration and travel expenses.
Is there an opportunity for foreign rotations?
Residents may perform an optional four-week elective at the Aravind Eye Hospital in India during the latter part their third year. Sinai Hospital covers the majority of the travel expense associated with this rotation.
Is the India rotation necessary for volume purposes?
No. Cataract volume is strong without the India elective. Currently, approximately 50 percent of residents choose to go to India.
Are other senior electives possible?
With faculty approval, another senior elective may be arranged in place of Aravind.
Are there lectures at Sinai?
Most lectures and grand rounds will be on site at Sinai Hospital, with a few exceptions.
Are all rotations on site?
The majority of clinical rotations are in the Morton Mower, M.D., Medical Office Building where the Krieger Eye Institute is located. Less than 10 percent of your time is spent in off-site locations that include our outpatient satellite office at Quarry Lake, Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and the Maryland Society for Vision Van.
What is the cataract surgical experience?
Current cataract volume exceeds 120 per year. Each case is performed with the supervision of a fellowship-trained cataract attending.
Do most residents participate in fellowships?
While many have chosen to enter fellowship training to further specialize, many also are confident in their training and eager to enter practice directly from residency. Approximately 50 percent seek fellowship training.