Ophthalmology Education

Ophthalmology Education

Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology

Mass. Eye and Ear is home to the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. Residents and fellows receive superb training in comprehensive ophthalmology and all of the ophthalmic subspecialties.

"This is a program where learning is valued and the educational experience is tangible. You will learn a vocation, but it differs from many other schools in that HMS is a very academic environment. This is a place where a trainee can approach a faculty member and count on getting help. People coming from other institutions are simply struck by the emphasis we place on medical education.” — Simmons Lessell, MD, Faculty and Trainee Development Advisor, Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology

Medical education is integral to the HMS Department of Ophthalmology’s mission, and trainees receive the finest ophthalmic education in the world. The department supports full-time faculty in every ophthalmic subspecialty, giving residents a comprehensive grounding in ocular disease and management. Moreover, fellows have the opportunity to gain further clinical expertise or pursue in-depth research in one or more of nine subspecialty areas.

We invite you to learn more about our programs.

Additionally, we offer continuing medical education through:

  • Grand Rounds
  • Conferences and Special Events

HMS Calendar

Click here to view the HMS Department of Ophthalmology calendar.

Also, be sure to check out the latest news from the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology.