Optometry Residency Program Description

The mission of the Optometric Residency Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is to provide a comprehensive and advanced training experience. Our program balances clinical and didactic education, preparing optometrists to contribute to the eye care field as leaders, educators, researchers, and exceptional clinicians.


The program offers rotations through various subspecialties of optometry and ophthalmology, with the ability to adjust schedules based on the resident's unique interests. Each resident will have independent patient care in their own clinic 1-2 days a week. Residents are expected to attend weekly grand rounds and participate in weekly journal clubs. There are additional opportunities to attend lectures with our ophthalmology residents as desired. During the residency, each resident is expected to submit a publishable quality paper for presentation at a major optometric meeting.