PROGRAM PROFILE

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University of Calgary - Ophthalmology - Calgary

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Program Director

Dr. Christopher Hanson

CONTACT

Program Director

Dr Christopher Hanson

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Dedicated ocular pathology rotation in first year residency

  • Flexibility and dedication to developing residents’ individual interests throughout residency

  • Availability for research funding for resident projects through the Calgary Eye Foundation

  • High surgical volume for cataract surgery

  • Success both locally and nationally in the areas of research, clinical training and fellowship opportunities



People, City and Sites

  • State of the art ophthalmology clinics and surgical centers, such as Southern Alberta Eye Center

  • Clean, affordable city to live in

  • Banff is only an hour’s drive away for outdoor lovers!


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GENERAL INFORMATION

Interested applicants wishing to apply to the Calgary Ophthalmolgy Residency program need to apply through the CaRMS process.


FAQ

How many residents do you take a year?

We take two residents per year.



Where do residents spend most of their time?

Residents spend time at the Rockyview General Hospital eye clinic, different private ophthalmology clinics in the city, and also operating rooms at the Rockyview General Hospital, Alberta Children’s Hospital, and private surgical theatres in the community.



What rotations do ophthalmology residents do in first year?

Residents do rotations in emergency medicine, radiology, ocular pathology, pediatric medicine, internal medicine, plastic surgery, and two weeks of ophthalmology before doing TORIC.



What have graduates gone on to pursue?

Graduates have gone on to pursue careers in comprehensive ophthalmology, fellowships in uveitis, retina, glaucoma, and other subspecialties!