Residency Training
The Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) - Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital (HVAH) Ophthalmology Residency Program provides a joint education opportunity offered by the two institutions. The majority of physician members of the department are all faculty members of the Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM), Loyola University, Chicago. The training program utilizes both LUMC and HVAH to provide the formal instruction and patient care experience needed to prepare a physician to successfully complete the examination process offered by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). Successful completion of the examination process gains for the physician certification and benefits of such recognition.

The residency gives the physician access to the body of knowledge required to competently handle a wide variety of clinical problems related to the eye. This is accomplished by guiding the learner through the appropriate textbooks, periodicals, slide teaching sets, hands-on experience, consultation and professional development through interaction with the faculty in a one-to-one or small group setting. Research activities, together with and under the supervision of the faculty, introduce the resident to the procedures and techniques necessary to carry on meaningful and productive exploration of the frontiers of ophthalmology. This also enables the resident to experience the satisfaction of completing these efforts, presenting the results at national meetings, and ultimately publishing the work in refereed journals.