Clinical rotations are provided at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH), Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, and the Hampton Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH) is the primary teaching hospital of the Department of Ophthalmology. The resident to population ratio is one resident per 247,000, so clinics are busy.
All residents are assigned to subspecialty clinics. SNGH, a level-one trauma center, provides experience with major ocular and orbital trauma, and all aspects of tertiary referral ophthalmology.
In three years, residents attend 504 intramural hours of didactic lectures on such subjects as ocular motility, genetics, pediatric ophthalmology, optics, retina and vitreous diseases, cornea and external diseases, contact lenses, ophthalmic pathology, ocular pharmacology, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular plastic surgery, ocular trauma, and glaucoma. Visiting professors are invited each year for grand rounds and lectures.
A Journal Club meets monthly for review and discussion of journal articles. Grand Rounds, Clinical Pathological Conference and visiting professorships are regularly scheduled.