Residency Program

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences offers a three-year ACGME-accredited residency training program in conjunction with the Nebraska Medical Center and the Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Graduates of recognized medical schools who have completed a 12-month PGY-1 internship are eligible to enter the program. Two first-year residents enter the program each July 1, for a total of six residents in training. The two positions for each year's group will be filled through the Ophthalmology Matching Program. Information and applications may be obtained from the Ophthalmology Matching Program, P.O. Box 7584 , San Francisco , CA 94120-7584 , (415) 447-0350.

View the current UNMC ophthalmology residents.

During the first two years of training, the resident has in-depth exposure to the specialties of retina, cornea and external diseases, low vision, oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma and pediatric ophthalmology, as well as an introduction to ophthalmic surgery. Residents during their subspecialty rotations have the opportunity to participate in the medical and surgical care of these patients. During the third year, the resident's medical and surgical experience is further augmented by integration of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center into the training program. Under faculty supervision, the resident assumes full responsibility for the medical and surgical care of VA patients with all types of ophthalmic diseases. Each senior resident typically performs over 280 surgical cases where they are the primary surgeon. Refractive surgical training is provided as part of the Midwest Academic Refractive Consortium (MARC) and is also part of the resident rotations.


  • Comprehensive lecture schedule: 3 hrs/week
  • Clinical case conferences and grand rounds: 9 hrs/month
  • Clinical Journal Review: 1 hr/month
  • Registration at Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Annual meeting and seminars
  • Omaha Ophthalmological Society complimentary membership and admission to dinner meetings and seminars
  • Annual Resident/Alumni Symposium (Gifford/Truhlsen Day) registration


  • Residents are encouraged to participate in ongoing research programs in several areas.
  • Financial support is available for residents and fellows to attend national meetings to present their research findings.

Contact Information
Susan M. Jeanneret
Residency Coordinator
985540 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5540
(402) 559-1868
fax: (402) 559-5514