Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Fellowship (Minnesota)
The Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is a specialty fellowship in ophthalmology. This unique program gives you the opportunity to train in the entire spectrum of oculofacial disorders.
During the course of the fellowship, you become accomplished in the diagnostic evaluation and medical and surgical treatment of eyelid disorders, lacrimal procedures, orbital disease and periocular conditions. Your training includes clinical, surgical, educational and research activities.
The Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic offers one year of training. Trainees will complete an additional 12 months of training through the independent University of Minnesota program. This offers exposure to diverse practice settings and patient populations. Upon conclusion of the 24 months of training, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) will provide a certificate of completion to the trainee.
Key benefits and highlights
The Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery Fellowship offers a unique experience to work with the experienced ophthalmologists at Mayo Clinic. Fellows also have the opportunity to interact with specialists in the fields of otolaryngology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, radiology, pathology, dermatology and dermatologic surgery during the course of patient care activities.
In addition, you interact with specialists in other ophthalmic disciplines, including neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology and ophthalmic pathology. The fellow also has the opportunity to work with the ocularist staff at the Midwest Ocular Prosthetics Laboratory.
The breadth and complexity of the patient mix gives you exposure to a wide spectrum of oculoplastic disorders. Training methods include one-on-one interactions with staff, direct patient care, didactic course work and conferences.
The Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Fellowship began at Mayo Clinic in 1993. Our nine program graduates practice as full-time oculoplastic surgeons in a variety of academic and private practice settings.