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Helping Ophthalmology Residents Fall in Love

Whatever students and residents might think on the road to becoming an ophthalmologist, medical school and residency do not last long. As Director of the Ophthalmology Residency Program at Wills Eye, I have the privilege of working with people in just a snapshot of their time across the whole  medical educational spectrum – from undergraduate medical education (UME), through graduate medical education (GME), to continuing medical education (CME). For residents, training is just the beginning of the next step of their journey.

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About the Authors

Tara A. Uhler

Director of the Ophthalmology Residency Program at Wills Eye Hospital. She is also an Assistant Professor at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


Laura J. Heinmiller

Pediatric ophthalmologist at Park Nicollet Eye Care, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, USA.


John Cropsey

Professeur d’Ophtalmologie, Université Espoir d’Afrique, Chef de Service, Ophtalmologie, Hôpital Espoir de Kibuye in Burundi, Clinical Instructor at the University of Michigan Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Wills Eye Hospital’s Center for Academic Global Ophthalmology, and Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology in Kigali, Rwanda.

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