Ophthalmology residency program leadership expectations of resident competency in retinal procedures and resident experience with retinal procedures

Ingrid Scott, Aaron D. Smalley, Allen Kunselman

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PURPOSE: To investigate ophthalmology residency program leadership expectations regarding resident competency in retinal procedures by graduation and to investigate resident experience performing retinal procedures. METHODS: A survey was emailed to the program director at each accredited US ophthalmology training program. RESULTS: Completed surveys were received from 37/117 (32%) programs. Most respondents identified panretinal photocoagulation (100%), laser for retinal tear (100%), laser for diabetic macular edema (94%), laser for macular edema associated with branch retinal vein occlusion (92%), intravitreal injection (83%), and vitreous tap/intravitreal injection (78%) as procedures residency graduates should be competent to perform; 89%, 3%, 64%, 17%, 14%, and 3% reported residents perform >20 such cases, respectively, as primary surgeon, and 0%, 56%, 6%, 37%, 46%, and 63% reported residents perform one to five such cases, respectively. Competency in scleral buckling and pars plana vitrectomy was expected by 17% and 19%, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Most respondents expect residency graduates to be competent in retinal laser and injection procedures. Competency in incisional retinal procedures is generally not expected. For some laser and injection procedures, a substantial proportion of residents perform one to five cases as primary surgeon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-256
Number of pages6
JournalRetina
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

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Ophthalmology
Internship and Residency
Lasers
Intravitreal Injections
Macular Edema
Scleral Buckling
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinal Perforations
Injections
Temazepam
Light Coagulation
Vitrectomy
Education
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Ophthalmology

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