Education

Doctor Kamae talking with patient

For more than a quarter century, the ophthalmology program at the University of Utah School of Medicine has offered excellent didactic training and extensive surgical experience. Each year, faculty from the Moran Eye Center provide ophthalmology training to approximately 70-80 medical students and visiting residents annually as well as three interns, nine residents, seven to eight fellows and many international observers. As the only medical school in the Intermountain area, the University of Utah plays an important role in training the region’s next generation of physicians and ophthalmologists.

More than 460 applications are received each year for the center’s highly coveted residency and fellowship positions. We are consistently ranked as one of the top ten ophthalmology education programs in the nation. Our faculty covers all subspecialty areas of ophthalmology. Our clinician educators have very active practices and residents have access to all patients in our system.

The John A. Moran Eye Center residency program is fully accredited by the ACGME. With the opening of a 210,000 square foot John A. Moran Eye Center in 2006, our residents are learning hands-on in a state-of-the-art facility that is truly one of the great eye centers in the world.

We operate our educational programs in conjunction with the 421-bed University of Utah Hospital and the 121-bed Salt Lake Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Additional training is conducted at Primary Children’s Medical Center. All fellowships have been designed to mesh perfectly with our residency in a way that enhances the entire experience.