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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship - Clinical

We offer a one-year fellowship program in clinical neuro-ophthalmology. Each neuro-ophthalmology fellowship candidate’s application is evaluated promptly for interview consideration. After the interview, the fellowship is offered to qualified candidates. The neuro-ophthalmology fellowship does not participate in the Ophthalmology Fellowship Match.

The one-year program in clinical neuro-ophthalmology is under the direction of Dr. Byron Lam. Our fellowship program offers not only an extensive clinical experience but also provides opportunities for research as well as optional experiences such as electrophysiology.

Neuro-ophthalmology fellows spend a large portion of time in the outpatient clinics of Drs. Byron Lam, Joshua Pasol, Norman Schatz, and John Guy. Other experiences include inpatient consultations from Jackson Memorial Hospital, and inpatients at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Weekly conferences include a 90-minute neuroradiology conference attended by members of neuro-ophthalmology, neuroradiology, neurology, and neurosurgery staff. From 7 to 8 a.m. four mornings a week, ophthalmology lectures are given in each subspecialty (including neuro-ophthalmology).

Each fellow staffs a general ophthalmology clinic 1/2 day per week. Night and weekend on-call responsibilities are shared between the neuro-ophthalmology fellow and the second-year ophthalmology resident on the neuro-ophthalmology service.

Each fellow is required to initiate and complete at least one research project. The work is presented at the annual alumni meeting of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, but may be submitted to national meetings as well, e.g., the American Academy of Ophthalmology or North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the other fellowships offered through Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Benefits include personal and family health insurance, as well as payment of malpractice and Florida licensure fees.

Please note: You must have a Florida State Medical License before beginning your Fellowship. You must have passed all 3 parts of the USMLE for a Florida License and have spent 2 years in the United States under direct physician supervision.

Further information for the one-year fellowship program in clinical neuro-ophthalmology is available:

Byron Lam at 800-329-7000 ext. 6021 blam@med.miami.edu or Kathy Corser (fellowship coordinator) kcorser@med.miami.edu at 305-326-6000 ext. 6391.

Please download our fellowship application and return it to Kathy Corser with the required supporting documents.