World-Class Education

Educating Future Ophthalmology Leaders 

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Medical education is integral to Harvard Ophthalmology's mission. Our internationally renowned faculty offer dynamic and broad-reaching programs that aim to inform and inspire trainees, faculty, alumni, and the broader ophthalmology and vision research community. It includes nine hospital affiliates and three international partners. 

Over the past 20 years, the academic department and its clinical affiliates have reinvigorated, reorganized, and refined the education programs to challenge professionals at every level and help them develop into leaders in their fields. Today, about one in four ophthalmology department chairpersons in academic institutions across the United States and Canada completed postdoctoral training through Harvard Medical School.

As we look to the future, our education and faculty development strategy aims to address key challenges within the field of ophthalmology, including the need for a more diverse workforce; virtual and collaborative learning tools; and wellness and resilience for trainees and faculty, including community building, work-life balance, and mental health support.

cover of eye witness issue 40Read Eye Witness [PDF] to learn about the education and faculty development milestones Harvard Ophthalmology has achieved over the past 20 years, and how we are developing tomorrow's leaders.