Ophthalmology Fellowship Programs

Clinical and Research Fellowships

One of our highest priorities at Duke Eye Center is to foster the education of the next generation of clinician-scientists. In order to achieve this goal, all fellows are encouraged to participate in mentored research during their fellowship training at Duke. Fellows planning a career in academic ophthalmology may find that they would like to devote a substantial portion of their time to a particular research question – often a question that is inspired by the “clinical laboratory” experienced during their clinical fellowship. In order to nurture this academic interest, we offer one year research fellowships, usually following the fellow’s clinical training. In general, research fellows devote 75% of their time to research endeavors and 25% of their time to clinical work. Many graduates of our research fellowship program have successfully competed for NIH career development awards and faculty positions at top academic institutions. We encourage applicants interested in the research fellowship program to communicate with their subspecialty fellowship director early in the application process.

The Fellowship Programs at Duke University Medical Center’s Department of Ophthalmology offers an outstanding opportunity to receive clinical and research training in all ophthalmic subspecialties.

Fellowship for Foreign Nationals: 

We do not provide immigration sponsorship for Clinical Associates.


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