Education

Excellent Didactic Training & Surgical Experience

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 50-60 medical students from the University of Utah, medical schools from all over the country and visiting residents annually. We provided education as well to four interns, nine residents, 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.

In the Top 10 Ophthalmology Education Programs Nationally

More than 600 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.

Facilities

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 Hospital. All fellowships have been designed to mesh perfectly with our residency in a way that enhances the entire experience.