Thank you for your interest in The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Ophthalmology Residency Program at Augusta University.

It is our aim to present through these pages a description of our residency program. We are a mid-sized, closely connected program in downtown Augusta, Georgia. Our educational mission is to provide resident physicians with a broad scope of medical and surgical experience that will prepare them to immediately enter comprehensive practice or embark upon fellowship training if they so choose.

We have two main and two accessory sites where the educational mission is carried out. The first main site is within the Augusta University Hospital of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG).  The second is the VA medical center which is located directly adjacent to Augusta University Hospital and is connected by a walkway. The connector between these facilitates easy interaction between the two campuses. The bulk of residency training occurs at these two sites. Other training is provided at ancillary sites.  West Wheeler site is about 15 minutes away, as well, and is closer to the growing West Augusta community. This location is staffed by MCG core faculty and residents will rotate in pediatrics, oculoplastics, retina, and cornea in that facility.

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Residency Year 1

Residency Year 1
second years

Residency Year 2

Residency Year 2
third years

Residency Year 3

Residency Year 3

Our residents currently rotate through all subspecialty clinics in 1 month blocks and spend 2 month blocks of time at the Charlie Norwood VAMC.

Evaluations of the resident's performance are completed twice annually. The results are compiled and reviewed with each resident by the program director or assistant program director. In the spring of each year, all residents participate in the Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP) in-training examination.

Didactic lectures are scheduled in the morning or evenings throughout the week. In general, there are no weekend lectures.  There is a micro-surgical wet lab and associated formal teaching course taught by the faculty and senior residents to introduce the first year residents to skills required to operate under a microscope. The first years are required to attend our wetlab sessions and complete courses on the EyeSi surgical simulator. Certain benchmarks must be met to proceed with surgery in the OR.

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Ophthalmology Residency Program

1120 15th St,
Augusta, GA 30912



April Jackson