One-Year Versus Two-Year Program

The ‘standard’ Cornea Fellowship is an intensive one-year program, during which approximately 85% of the time is spent doing clinical care; the remaining time is available for research. Most fellows will spend this time performing clinically-oriented research including reviews, case series, and book chapters. The Fellowship Match # for this 1-year program is 4253.

Fellows with a serious interest in research (basic or clinical) can elect to take an additional ‘customized’ year to dedicate primarily to their research and academic development for completion of our two-year Advanced Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Match # for this 2-year program is 4292. Prospective fellows wishing to pursue a research year are encouraged to contact Dr. Dana, Director of the Service, at their earliest convenience. Harvard offers unparalleled resources for corneal research, both basic and clinical, and fellows seriously interested in academic careers are strongly encouraged to consider the 2-year fellowship.

The fellow’s responsibilities include examining patients or research subjects in the Cornea Service, taking call, providing consults to Massachusetts General Hospital inpatients, responding to patient requests for information or assistance with medical needs, being available for emergency visits, participating in corneal and refractive surgery, and other tasks as required to provide comprehensive corneal care. The fellows are also required to attend lectures and prepare and deliver case presentations in Cornea Rounds or Department-wide Grand Rounds as needed.

Page Updated: September 14, 2010