Manitoba gains ophthalmology residency program

March 7, 2012

The University of Manitoba has initiated an ophthalmology residency program. The 5-year program, which will be sited at Misericordia Health Centre's Buhler Eye Care Centre, marks the first ophthalmology residency program in the province since 1982.

Winnipeg, Manitoba-The University of Manitoba has initiated an ophthalmology residency program. The 5-year program, which will be sited at Misericordia Health Centre’s Buhler Eye Care Centre, marks the first ophthalmology residency program in the province since 1982.

Residents will have the opportunity to learn from ophthalmology specialists, practice surgery in a new mock operating room, and assess and treat their own patients under supervision. The university will admit one first-year resident to the program each year until it reaches its five-student capacity.

“Residents trained in Manitoba are more likely to practice here and provide the expert eye care that Manitobans need and deserve,” said Brian Postl, dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba. “The new residency program will ultimately improve patient care across the province.”

Andre Jastrzebski, MD, is the ophthalmology program’s first resident. He was born in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba’s medical program.

For more articles in this issue of Ophthalmology Times eReport, click here.

Related Content:

News