John A. Moran Eye Center Fellowships

Cornea/Refractive Surgery

Program Medical Director & Selection Chair: Mark Mifflin, MD,Professor, Amy Lin, MD, Associate Professor and Brian Zaugg, MD, Assistant Professor
Department Chairman: Randall J Olson, MD, Professor, CEO, John A. Moran Eye Center
Program Director: Jeff Pettey, MD, Assistant Professor
Academic Program Manager: Elaine Peterson

We accept two cornea fellows per year. As with most ophthalmology fellowship programs, this is not an approved PGY–5 ACGME position, but limited term instructor paid faculty positions. It is, however, affiliated with an ACGME accredited ophthalmology residency program. Malpractice insurance will be provided by the University, as was well as medical, dental, and other benefits. After beginning this fellowship, you will attend a scheduled orientation to explain in detail all departmental policies & procedures and requirements. This is a one-year position beginning July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Mandatory orientation will take place the first working day of July following the 4th.

Interviews

Interviews for the 2017-2018 fellowship will be conducted Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Moran Eye Center only. We do not offer Academy interviews as we request you visit our wonderful facility and all of our attendings involved in the interview process do not always attend Academy.

Emphases

At the John A. Moran Eye Center, the major emphasis will be on the medical and surgical treatment of cornea and external diseases, as well as extensive experience in LASIK and other refractive surgery. The fellows will work closely with Mark D. Mifflin, MD, Fellowship Program Director, Amy Lin, MD, and Brian Zaugg, MD. A significant number of anterior surgical cases will be performed. These include penetrating keratoplasty, lamellar keratoplasty, intraocular lens exchange, and phacoemulsification. The responsibilities during the year will include clinical research and medical student education.

Requirements

If selected for this position, you will be required to obtain a Utah Medical License, a Utah Controlled Substance License, and a fee exempt DEA License. The total cost will be your responsibility. You will be required to obtain privileges with the University Hospital, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Primary Children’s Hospital. All fees for privileges will be reimbursed by the Department of Ophthalmology. University policy requires original receipts for reimbursement. We will work closely with you to meet these requirements.

Since you will be expected to take call as a faculty member and obtain privileges at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center we can ONLY accept applicants who are US citizens.

You will also be required to sign a fellowship agreement. Included within this agreement is a covenant not to compete: “Upon termination or expiration of fellowship training/employment with University for any reason whatsoever, fellow agrees that for a period beginning with the date of termination and continuing for two full years thereafter, shall not, either directly or indirectly, within 10 miles of the Moran Eye Center, engage in the practice of ophthalmology, either as an employee, individual, proprietorship, partner, shareholder, associate or consultant.”

To Apply

Please submit your application through the San Francisco Match CAS system #736.66

Any questions can be sent to: Elaine.peterson@hsc.utah.edu.

Thank you for your understanding and your interest in the Moran Eye Center Cornea Fellowship Program!