Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology

First-Year Resident Surgical Curriculum

The first-year resident surgical training program is a comprehensive curriculum consisting of five small group sessions, two wet-lab microsurgical sessions (with individual surgical mentors), and surgical simulation training using the EYESI surgical simulator. Additionally, first-year residents join their second and third-year counterparts for an oculoplastics cadaver lab. Facilitated by Carol Schmidt, MD, the PGY -2 curriculum incorporates the following surgical training goals:

Small Group Sessions:

Wet Lab:

EYESI (Microsurgical Simulator):

First-Year
Gary Lissner, MD oversees residents practicing ophthalmic plastics techniques in the cadaver lab

Carol Schmidt, MD

Carol Schmidt, MD