RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM; FARABI EYE HOSPITAL

Tehran University of Medical Sciences

 

Introduction: 

 

The Residency Program of the Farabi Eye Hospital, the largest residency program in Iran, is aimed to provide comprehensive training in the surgical and medical management of different ophthalmic diseases, as well as educating basic visual science.  For more than 50 years, it has been successful at graduating efficient ophthalmologists who serve as competent clinicians as well as excellent academic staff. Having more than 50 experienced faculties in different subspecialties, the program could train more than 15 residences each year.  

 

Definition:

 

Residents will learn different surgical and procedural skills in different subspecialties such as anterior segment, glaucoma, orbit and oculoplasty, vitreous and retinal diseases

 

 

The Aim of the course:

 

To train ophthalmologist able to manage different eye problems medically and surgically after passing four years of residency.

 

General competencies:

 

The trainers will be assessed according to their  potentials to communicate, interview, report, critical thinking problem solving managing patient as well as professionalism.

 

Specific competencies and skills (special Qualifications)

 

OSCE: Twice a year (summer and winter), an OSCE test is held for PGY2,PGY3, and PGY4 residences.

 

Global Rating Form (GRF): at the end of each rotation the authorities will evaluate you and sed the GRF to the education office.

 

Annual written MCQ: Residents should get a passed score in the annual MCQ exam that is held on July of each year. The source of the MCQs are Basic and Clinical Science Course of AAO (all sections)

 

Admission Criteria for International Applicants

 

-A degree in medicine accredited by the Office of Vice- Chancellor for Global Strategies and International Affairs of Tehran University of Medical Sciences

-Evaluation of applicant academic documents including curriculum vitae

-Personal interviews

 

Educational Strategies, Methods and Techniques:

 

Month 3-15: Comprehensive clinic

Under supervision of attending, residents will see 8-12 patients every day. During this period, they have also text review classes and case presentation every week. One of the educational principles is to learn refraction and on a rotating basis, the resident will begin to learn it in refraction clinic for two weeks. They should have ability to do refraction for their patients and prescribing glasses for their patient when they are senior residents.

 

Month 15 – end of year 4: Subspecialty clinics

During this period, residents become familiar with different ophthalmic diseases in each subspecialty and will do different type of surgeries. The hospital is well-equipped with modern instruments for surgery, imaging and etc. More importantly, it has huge amount of patients referred from all over the country and thus after graduation residents are master enough in basic surgeries in ophthalmology. Each resident do an average of 400 phaco, 30 strabismus surgeries, 30 DCRs, 15 trabeculectomy and sclera buckle, 50 PI or capsulotomy, and 50  primary repair.  

The duration of rotation for each subspecialty is: Anterior segment (7 months), Glaucoma ( 3 months),Oculoplastic (3-4 months), Retina (5 months), Emergency (3 months), Strabismus (3 months), Refraction (1 month)

 

Exams:

 

OSCE: Twice a year (summer and winter), an OSCE test is held for PGY2,PGY3, and PGY4 residences.

Global Rating Form (GRF): at the end of each rotation the authorities will evaluate you and sed the GRF to the education office.

Annual written MCQ: Residents should get a passed score in the annual MCQ exam that is held on July of each year. The source of the MCQs are Basic and Clinical Science Course of AAO (all sections)

 

Residents will learn different surgical and procedural skills in different subspecialties: Residency Curriculum at Farabi.pdf

 

Ethical issues:

 

The graduates should:

·         Observe the patient's Bill of Rights1 when working with the patients.

·         Strictly observe Biosafety and patent Safety Rules* concerning the patients, personnel and workplace.

·         Observe the Rulebook for dress Code2.

·         Strictly observe the regulations of working with the laboratory Animals3.

·         Carefully preserve resources and equipment.

·         Truly respect faculty members, the staff, classmates and other students and work for creating an intimate and respectful atmosphere.

·         Observe social and professional ethical considerations in criticism.

 

1, 2 and 3 are contained in the Enclosures.

*  Biosafety and Patient Safety Rules will be set out by the Educational Departments and will be available to the students.

 

For formal application please visit GSIA 

 

 

 

 

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2016-3-22 03:19:20 Tuesday 22 March 2016 IRDT1903Asia/Tehran 03:19

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