Mass. Eye and Ear is the primary teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. The HMS Department of Ophthalmology’s mission is to provide premier clinical care and attention to the patient experience, conduct transformational research that eliminates blinding diseases, and provide world-class training of future leaders.
Our department has a proud history of teaching, training, and mentoring generations of students who go on to become leaders in their fields. Medical education is integral to our mission, and we continue to evolve our educational program to challenge and inspire students at every level of their medical education.
We invite you to learn more about our programs.
- Residency Training Program: The HMS Department of Ophthalmology Residency Training Program, directed by Carolyn Kloek, M.D., is ranked by Ophthalmology Times as one of the top five programs in the country. The program is structured to give trainees broad patient exposure and increasing responsibility during their three years of training.
- Fellowship Programs: We provide subspecialty training in nine clinical subspecialties. These programs not only prepare fellows to evaluate and manage the most difficult clinical cases, but also provide an atmosphere that fosters professional development through teaching and research.
- Harvard Medical Student Education: Educating medical students about ophthalmology is one of our department’s priorities. During the third-year course in Core Medicine, students receive introductory training on vision and disorders of the eye, taught by HMS faculty and administered by Simmons Lessell, M.D. Additionally, students have an opportunity to both observe and evaluate patients with eye emergencies in the Mass. Eye and Ear Emergency Department.
Additional Professional Resources
- HMS Department of Ophthalmology Calendar
- Education Program Guide
- Department Publications & News
- Referring Physician Resources
- Mass. Eye and Ear Physician Resources
- Nursing Resources