Department of Ophthalmology

The Emory Eye Center actively supports the Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring program - a partnership between the American Academy of Ophthalmology  and Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology that helps underrepresented in medicine (URiM) students become competitive ophthalmology residency applicants.

The Global Ophthalmology program at the Emory Eye Center (GO-E) supports vision health partnerships with health care providers, educators, and advocates around the world. The program sends physicians, fellows, residents, and technicians to partner locations with the goals of providing care, learning from our colleagues in other countries, increasing local capacity for ongoing care, and breaking down barriers to equitable vision care access. 

The Open DOOR (Diversity and Opportunity in Ophthalmology Rotation) program is an ophthalmology rotation open to an MS4 who is applying to ophthalmology programs. The program provides an 'away elective' to medical students from groups that are underrepresented in the field of ophthalmology - particularly those from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. Accepted student will receive a $3,000 stipend to offset expenses.

The DEI SEED Summer Internship

The Emory Eye Center's DEI Summer Eye Exerprience in Diversity (SEED) Internship is an eight to ten-week internship designed to introduce undergrads and medical students (between their first and second year) to the challenges and rewards of a career in ophthalmology. We actively recruit candidates from under-represented groups for this opportunity. The selected intern will shadow working ophthalmologists and work alongside researchers from Emory's Research Division. 

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