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UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Institute’s ophthalmology residency program offers intensive, wide-ranging clinical and surgical experience, as well as opportunities to conduct meaningful research.

The ophthalmology residency program at the UCI School of Medicine’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We adhere to all ACGME common and ophthalmology specific program requirements.

Resident Trainees receive intensive and wide-ranging clinical and surgical experiences as well as opportunities to conduct meaningful research. An excellent formal didactic curriculum supplements the clinical and surgical training. Graduates are thoroughly prepared to enter a comprehensive ophthalmology practice or top subspecialty fellowships.

Our residency program has a strong clinical and educational foundation across a broad spectrum of eye diseases and injuries. Resident trainees gain extensive in-depth clinical experiences at diverse teaching hospitals: UCI Medical Center in Orange and the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, as well as at the UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Institute in Irvine. The patient populations at these hospitals cover diverse demographic and socioeconomic groups.

Distinguished faculty members representing the full range of ophthalmology services train residents. These specialists are committed to the goals of teaching, patient care and applied research.

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