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Education and Training

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute regards the education of its ophthalmology residents and fellows, medical students and ophthalmologists from around the world as one of its highest priorities thus ensuring the vision needs of future generations are met. This tradition of excellence has been instrumental in earning the Institute world recognition for outstanding teaching, research, and patient care.

The Institute is ranked the #1 eye hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and its residency training program is rated as the best in the nation by clinical reputation by Doximity.com, the largest online physician network.

Ophthalmology Times, an industry periodical for and by ophthalmologists, ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute as the #1 Overall Ophthalmology Program, the Best in Clinical Care, and the Best Residency Program in the United States. More than 45 graduates of Bascom Palmer’s specialized training programs have become ophthalmology department chairs at medical schools and teaching hospitals throughout the world.

Additionally, Bascom Palmer offers an extensive calendar of ophthalmic and vision science lectures and seminars for ophthalmologists, physicians in other specialties, and researchers from around the world as part of its robust continuing medical education program. View our Calendar of Courses, Seminars & Conferences for a full listing of upcoming events.

Every Thursday, ophthalmologists from around the world are invited to participate in “Grand Rounds” to study unique medical cases, to benefit from educational lectures and to consult with other physicians on unusual patient cases.

Register for Bascom Palmer’s weekly Grand Rounds