Educational ProgramsAs a full-time academic department, the UC Davis Health System Eye Center offers extensive educational opportunities for medical students, residents, postgraduate and community physicians.

Faculty are committed to resident education and training, top-notch facilities and the opportunities for diverse patient care, research and academic pursuits make UC Davis an ideal place to train.





Residency training program 

The residency program offers superb training in all aspects of ophthalmology and surgery, with early exposure to surgical cases and graduated responsibility in case management. The program includes exposure to all the major subspecialties of ophthalmology, with outside rotations at Martinez and Mather VA Medical Centers and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.

Fellowship Programs 

The UC Davis Health System Eye Center is recognized nationally as an outstanding educational opportunity for careers in either academic medicine or private subspecialty practice. The Center offers fellowships in cornea and external diseases, glaucoma and vitreo-retina. The programs are comprehensive in scope, provide extensive "hands on" surgery and offer clinically-relevant research opportunities.

Medical student programs 

The UC Davis Health System Eye Center offers a variety of programs for medical students. We offer medical students the opportunity to work with highly skilled clinicians and surgeons, who are at the forefront of groundbreaking work in Ophthalmology. Our program offers rotations in: Introduction to ophthalmology, advanced subspecialty in ophthalmology and ophthalmology research.

Teaching conferences 

Each year our department, in conjunction with the Office of Continuing Medical Education, provides a series of Visiting Professor Grand Rounds, didactic programs, and our Annual Symposium designed to provide our community and our region with high-quality, accredited continuing medical education in ophthalmology. We invite you to join us for these events in each of the subspecialties of ophthalmology.