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Resident wellness is an important priority for IU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology.

Resident Life

Program Benefits

• Resident wellness is an important priority for our program. We have recently instituted allowing a one ½ day per month administrative day on IU rotations that is protected time for our residents to spend as they wish.

• Meal cards are provided for food during call at all hospitals. 

Five ophthalmology residents pose for a photo

• Residents receive an annual stipend which may be used towards lenses, loupes, books, meetings, etc. 

• Residents are excused from all clinical duties for one day each spring to attend the annual resident retreat for team building, discussing resident life, and socializing.

• National meeting attendance is supported when presenting as primary author.

• Attendance at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting is supported for all PGY4 residents.

• The IUSM Department of Ophthalmology sponsors all PGY 4 residents to attend a 2-day LASIK course, where residents perform primary cases.

• PGY 4 residents are allowed up to 5 calendar days for job or fellowship interviews.


Call Structure

Primary call is split between PGY 2 and PGY 3 residents. Backup call for primary surgical trauma cases are split between the PGY 4 residents. All call is taken from home, with overnight call-room availability on the medical campus. Fatigue mitigation strategies and education is provided during orientation and an important priority for our program. After a busy night on call, residents are excused early the following day for post-call rest, following ACGME requirements.


Employment Terms and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends for residents, IU School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education (GME) offers excellent health and wellness benefits. 

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How to apply

To apply to the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology residency program, please submit application to SF Match. We do not require additional materials in the initial application to SF Match.

The internal deadline for accepting applications is October 1, 2020. Applicants invited for interview will be notified by email. For any questions, contact Mallory Mack via email at or via phone at 317-274-2128.

Spirit of Medicine

Resident excited to stay in IU School of Medicine family

Throughout her time in medical school, Rana Torabi’s siblings have been her support system.   The three Torabis, who hail from Chesterton, Indiana, have stood shoulder to shoulder, sharing the experience of attending medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine–Northwest-Gary one right after the other.   Asad Torabi and Sara Torabi, Rana’s older brother and sister, graduated with their medical degrees in 2017 and […]

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Mar 14, 2019