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Knowledge and Skills for Training and Clinical Practice

Description

Resident training is intended to prepare residents for the examination in Ophthalmology of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and to produce competent general ophthalmologists who appreciate and understand the importance of basic and clinical research in advancing knowledge in the field.

Download Objectives of Training (PDF 300 KB) with detailed information by subspecialty, postgraduate year and hospital.

Course Objectives

PGY1

The PGY1 year in ophthalmology is divided into a number of rotations selected to provide the resident with a well rounded clinical experience that will prepare the candidate for successful completion of the MCC part II examination, and which will in subsequent years be consolidated in the subspecialty of ophthalmology.  The final rotation is a 6 week didactic course:  Toronto Ophthalmology Residency Introductory Course (TORIC).

PGY2

The resident will be expected to develop the basic knowledge, habits and attitudes which will be the basis not only for training but also for a lifetime in clinical practice.

PGY3

The resident will continue to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the practice of Ophthalmology, and will assume more responsibility for the care of both inpatients and outpatients.

PGY4 and PGY5

In the two final clinical years (Senior Residency) the resident will continue to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the practice of Ophthalmology, and will assume more responsibility for the care of both inpatients and outpatients.

Residency Specialties

  • Cornea and Anterior Segment
  • Glaucoma
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastics and Orbit
  • Paediatrics and Strabismus
  • Retina
  • Uveitis and Oncology
  • Refraction and Optics
  • Ocular Genetics
  • Research
  • Clinical Quality Program
  • Medical Ethics
  • Communication and Collaboration Skills
  • Manager
  • Scholar
  • Professional
  • Health Advocate

CaRMS

Information on the criteria, requirements and application for residency matching may be found at the CaRMS website for R-1 Main Residency and Medicine Subspecialty.

Methods of Evaluation

 

Research

The PGY2 resident is to identify a research project in vision research with a supervisor. The project is to be approved by the Ethics Committee of the University in PGY3 and completed by the end of that year, as well as presented in a paper format at Research Day. In PGY4, a scientific paper must be prepared and submitted to a major journal, and a draft of the paper presented to the Research Director. 

Faculty, Coordinators and Locations

Please refer to Objectives of Training (PDF 300 KB) for faculty coordinators and locations of each sub-specialty.

Residency training is available through our partner hospitals (except for the Kensington Eye Institute). 

Resources

  • Journal Club
  • Grand Rounds
  • Lectures

How to apply

Registration for CaRMS is made through their website.

Tuition and Expenses

Tuition fees for the 2014-2015 academic year are as follows:

{UofT fees for basic program}

Other Expenses

Please see the CaRMS website for fees related to CaRMS residency matching services.