Westchester Medical Center participates in New York Medical College's three year ACGME approved ophthalmology residency training in conjunction with two other major institutions: Metropolitan Hospital Center in Manhattan and Montefiore North Medical Center in the Bronx. The New York Medical College Ophthalmology Residency Program's commitment to the clinical, surgical and academic expertise of its residents is reflected in its high quality program training and success rate of its graduates.
About the Program
First year ophthalmology residents participate in general ophthalmology clinics and minor surgeries such as chalazia and pterygia. Second year training includes introduction to subspecialties including neuro-ophthalmology, retina and oculoplastics, strabismus repair, laser surgery, and assisting with cornea and oculoplastic cases.
Academics are a large part of the residency program and all residents are required to participate in the Greater New York Clinical Ophthalmology Lecture Series, a series of weekly Wednesday evening lectures given by prominent ophthalmologists. Other academic requirements include participation in the American Academy of Ophthalmology Home Study Course Text Series, weekly Grand Rounds consisting of extensive case presentations by residents, and a monthly Journal Club where the residents and attendings discuss and critique articles from the leading ophthalmology journals.
Additionally, residents participate in Wet Lab microsurgical courses given at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, and attend monthly Grand Rounds at Westchester Medical Center which include presentations by world renowned guest speakers.
Westchester Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
Macy Pavilion, Room 1044
Valhalla, NY 10595
Thaddeus Wandel, M.D.