Program Clinical Sites
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is a 644-bed Level I Trauma Center. Residents in 37 different residency and fellowship programs train at this institution, including those in Ophthalmology, Dermatology, ENT, Emergency Medicine, Urology, General Surgery, and Radiology. Clinic is held in the Lions Center for Sight clinic on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Clinic is comprised of a rotating schedule of general and specialty days.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is the primary source of inpatient consults, as well as the primary hospital served on call; approximately 70 percent of call patients are from this hospital. The Ophthalmology resident lounge is located in the Lions Center for Sight clinic at Sentara as well as the residents' primary library of Ophthalmology textbooks and online resources. There are wet lab microscopes both at the eye clinic as well as in the Thomas R. Lee Center for Ocular Pharmacology research lab. The Lions Eye Bank is just next door to the Lions Center for Sight clinic, which facilitates access to cadaver eyes.
Hampton VA Medical Center
Located along the historic banks of the Chesapeake Bay, the Hampton VA Medical Center (VAMC) is a world class facility with highly skilled and compassionate staff. The medical center is a leader in technology and innovation providing health care services to Veterans in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The Hampton VAMC is a tertiary care, Complexity Level 2 hospital. Hampton VAMC provides comprehensive primary and specialty care in medicine, surgery, and psychiatry.
Clinic is held Monday through Friday. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings are block times for surgery for the chief resident, and Tuesday afternoon is retina clinic every week. Cataract and glaucoma surgeries on Wednesday morning are attended by a Glaucoma specialist. The rest of the week is a mix of general patients. Periodically an optometry student or fellow will be working at the VA with the ophthalmology residents.
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters is the only freestanding children's hospital in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has 206 beds. It is the regional pediatric referral center for coastal Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Last year, the hospital recorded more than 162,000 outpatient and surgical clinic visits and more than 5,400 inpatient admissions. The faculty are involved in research locally, nationally and internationally.