Ophthalmology Education


Medical education is integral to Harvard Ophthalmology's mission, and our internationally renowned faculty offer dynamic and broad-reaching educational programs for trainees of all levels.

Medical Student Education

During the third-year course in Core Medicine, Harvard Medical School students receive introductory training on vision and disorders of the eye, which is taught by Harvard Ophthalmology faculty. Additionally, students have an opportunity to both observe and evaluate patients in the Mass. Eye and Ear Emergency department. Students can also take electives in basic ophthalmology at Mass. Eye and Ear, as well as clinical and basic research. Learn more

Residency Program

The Harvard Ophthalmology Residency Training Program is one of the premier ophthalmology training programs in the country. Directed by Alice Lorch, MD, MPH, the program offers a stellar educational experience under the mentorship of some of the nation’s finest faculty. Learn more

Clinical Fellowships

We offer clinical fellowships in ophthalmology subspecialties at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston Children's Hospital, and Beetham Eye Institute at Joslin Diabetes Center. For questions, please call the Ophthalmic Education Office at 617-573-3151.

Mass Eye and Ear

Take a behind the scenes look at the Ophthalmology Fellowship Programs at Mass Eye and Ear

Mass Eye and Ear/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston Children’s Hospital/Mass. Eye and Ear Beetham Eye Institute at Joslin Diabetes Center
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