University of Kansas Eye Center: Educating tomorrow's generation ~ caring for today's
Our core value is providing our patients the highest quality eye care within a compassionate atmosphere. We benefit from a large cross-sectional referral base in Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma, as well as all of Kansas. These patients often present with complex problems. This diverse population offers residents a vast resource from which to learn, research and grow. It is the goal of University of Kansas Eye Center that these unique experiences, and the knowledge gained from them, lead to more treatment options and improved vision care.
From their first day in the program, residents are immersed in the departmental culture of teaching. Residents participate in continuing medical education courses sponsored by the department, in lecture series for allied health providers, and in the education of other residents, fellows and medical students rotating through the department.
- Morning Report - every Monday morning, residents present and discuss cases from the weekend call with multi-specialty faculty.
- Grand Rounds - every other Wednesday.
- BCSC-based faculty lecture most weekday mornings.
- Fluorescein Angiography conference every other Friday morning.
- Patient Safety Conference quarterly.
- Quarterly Journal Club - Hosted by Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology (KCSO&O) at a local restaurant with the local ophthalmology community.
- Resident-run OKAP review - Scheduled by the residents once a month after Grand Rounds to review the BCSC series.
- Neuro-ophthalmology Case Conferences - occurring throughout the year.
- Pathology - twice-monthly lectures where microscopic slides and gross samples are reviewed.
- Communication Competency Dinners - faculty and residents gather three times yearly at the home of a faculty member.
- Current department research
- ACGME research requirement is fulfilled by presenting at annual the Kansas EyeCon, a local ophthalmology conference hosted by the University of Kansas Eye Center.
- The program provides a stipend for residents to attend regional or national meetings in order to present their research.