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Fellowship Programs

On behalf of the faculty at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, thank you for taking the time to explore our fellowship training programs.

We are proud to offer one of the finest fellowship programs in the world – one that has served as the foundation for leaders in our field both in academic and private practice for over 40 years. Our deep commitment to fellow education has been instrumental in earning our Institute international recognition as a premier teaching, research, and patient care facility.

The Institute serves as the department of ophthalmology for Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The Institute is ranked the #1 eye hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and the residency program has been ranked best in the nation by Ophthalmology Times and by, the largest online physician network. In addition to offering residency and fellowship training, our Global Center for Ophthalmic Education offers a robust calendar of educational programs for physicians. Read more about our medical, educational, and scientific advances in our latest Images magazine.

In keeping with our commitment to excellence in ophthalmic education, we are pleased to offer ten fellowship training programs: vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina, cornea, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular oncology, ophthalmic plastic surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, uveitis, and ocular pathology. 


Clinical research and publication are encouraged and supported as part of the fellowship experience. Each fellow is expected to prepare a project for presentation at the Bascom Palmer Research Symposium each spring. 

Fellows benefit from an extraordinary didactic program, including weekly Grand Rounds, which includes case presentations, journal clubs, and no shortage of lively discussion. Fellows also attend Medication Education Conferences sponsored by BPEI and geared toward our global ophthalmology community. Fellows are encouraged to attend major national and international meetings and receive travel funding for any domestic meeting in which they present a paper or poster. 


Fellowship positions are filled through SF Match Program (  

Please note: You must have a Florida State Medical License before beginning your Fellowship. You must have passed all 3 parts of the USMLE for a Florida License and have spent 2 years training in the United States under direct physician supervision.

Deadline for receipt of application is September 15th.


Damarys Menendez (Manager, Fellowship Program)
P.O. Box 016880
Miami, FL 33101

Toll Free: 800-329-7000 ext. 6032
Phone: 305-326-6032
Fax: 305-326-6580