Our residency is a three-year program (not including transitional/preliminary year) and is approved and accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We appoint four residents each year through the San Francisco Match program to begin residency July 1 after the required transitional year with University of Utah Health's Internal Medicine Program. We accept applications beginning in early August.
The Moran Eye Center provides vision care for the approximately five million residents of the Mountain West. This region includes Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, as well as eastern Nevada and western Colorado.
The center’s ophthalmology residents receive a tremendous amount of hands-on training and will perform more than 300 cataract extractions and about 400 other major surgical operations during their time in Utah. These numbers do not include assisting during surgery or performing parts of a surgical case with a faculty member. It is important to note that all surgeries are supervised by an attending faculty member. During the third year, residents have two months of elective time to devote to extended studies in a sub-specialty of their choice, extra work where needed, and the opportunity to travel out of the country for humanitarian outreach, training, and education. A weekly continuity clinic is held for all levels of residency including the internship year while in ophthalmology.
Research scholarships are available to one or two residents through the ARCS Foundation. Additional research funding is available to all residents in the program. Please contact Chandler Thompson for more information: email@example.com.
The Moran Eye Center is committed to increasing early exposure and providing training opportunities within the field of ophthalmology. To support and offset costs associated with travel and accommodations, the Moran Eye Center is offering $1,000 scholarships for a summer clinical and research rotation to rising MS2 students who identify as a member of a group that is underrepresented in medicine as designated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The groups are defined as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and/or Native American (American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian).
The goal of the fellowship program is to provide motivated rising MS2s early exposure to ophthalmology with the ultimate goal of increasing diversity within ophthalmology.
During this four-week experience, students will work with full-time faculty preceptors and research mentors. Direct patient care opportunities will be provided in clinic and surgery, covering a broad range of comprehensive and/or subspecialty ophthalmology.
The experience is only offered from June through July.
All applications will be reviewed by Vice-Chair for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Dr. Liliana Werner, and chief residents Brad Jacobsen and Chris Bair. Selected applicants will be notified by Chandler Thompson. The application deadline is May 15.
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- Letter of recommendation from a medical school instructor
- Board scores from USMLE part 1 and part 2 if available
- Short personal statement (no more than one page double spaced) regarding why you want to come to Moran for this rotation and a statement indicating your identification as a member of an underrepresented group listed above.
Scholarships are generously made possible by Drs. Bair and Jacobsen.
Submit the required information to:
Liliana Werner, MD, PhD: Liliana.Werner@hsc.utah.edu
Brad Jacobsen, MD: Jacobsen@hsc.utah.edu
Chris Bair, MD: firstname.lastname@example.org
Considering a Moran Residency?
Take a look for more information about our program and living in Utah.
- More on our curriculum initiatives.
- Read about our ARCS Scholarships.
- Learn about our non-traditional pre-residency fellowships.
- What to expect when you spend time in Utah.
For more information, please contact the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Academic Office at 801-585-3719.