New England Eye Center - Advanced Eye Care

Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus fellowship at the Department of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine, is a one year clinical program combining clinical training, academic activities and clinical research opportunities.

The fellow receives extensive training in the evaluation and management of pediatric ophthalmic disorders as well as strabismus in both adults and children. The fellow is an active participant in busy outpatient clinic, inpatient consultations, as well as the operating room.

A new, state-of-the-art, five lane Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Center was opened in September 1996 in the Floating Hospital for Infants & Children at Tufts Medical Center. There are ample opportunities for collaboration with the many excellent departments within the hospital.

The fellow is expected to develop independent judgment and technical skills in an environment devoted to excellence in patient care. The fellow will work closely with medical students as well as pediatric residents and Ophthalmology residents rotating on the Service, with many teaching and clinical research opportunities.

Patient Evaluation

The evaluation of pediatric Ophthalmology and strabismus patients is an essential component of planning patient care. The fellow will participate in the evaluation of common pediatric ophthalmic problems as well as complex disorders in children and adults with strabismus. The Center sees a high percentage of referral patients with significant systemic and ophthalmic pathology from ophthalmologists and pediatricians. The Visual Physiology Laboratory is located within the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Center and provides special studies in support of the Center, including preferential looking, ERG, VEP, as well as other studies.

The Floating Hospital for Children has extensive consultation support and imaging capabilities which are commonly utilized in the evaluation and management of patients. In addition, the nearby subspecialty resources and special diagnostic capabilities of the Department of Ophthalmology are always available, and frequently used.

Research

The fellow is strongly encouraged to participate in teaching and research during the fellowship year. There are numerous opportunities for clinical research within the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Center as well as in collaboration with other subspecialty services within the Department of Ophthalmology and the Floating Hospital for Children.

Affiliated Hospitals

The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Center is located in the Floating Hospital for Children at the New England Medical Center in downtown Boston. In addition, the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service provides subspecialty care as well as surgery in several affiliated clinics and Boston area hospitals. The fellow will travel to some of these clinics and also participate in surgery in these facilities.

Staff

Mitchell B. Strominger, MD
Dr. Strominger is Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Service. He served his residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his fellowships in Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, and in Neuroophthalmologyat the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.


Appointment

Fellowship appointments run from July 7 to July 6 each year. The fellow receives a stipend that is determined on a yearly basis.
   
The fellow takes emergency calls with staff surgeon support.
   
A single one-year fellowship appointment is awarded annually. On occasion, a six-month fellowship position is also offered concurrently. The New England Eye Center participates in the Ophthalmology Fellowship Matching program.

Application

Deadline for application completion is September 15 of the year prior to beginning the fellowship. The following must reach or files before your application can be considered:

USMLE Documentation - Parts I, II, III (For this position you must be eligible for an unrestricted Massachusetts medical license at application.)
   
A completed application form
To open and print this form, you are required to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Adobe Acrobat Reader
   
Three letters of recommendation
   
An updated curriculum vitae and bibliography
   
A self-addressed postcard and two self-addressed mailing labels
   
A 1-2 page Statement of Purpose, indicating what you hope to gain from your fellowship and your long-range career goals
   
A recent passport-sized photograph

Please send all application materials to:

Mitchell B. Strominger, MD
Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology
New England Eye Center
Tufts University School of Medicine
800 Washington Street, Box 450
Boston, MA 02111

Telephone: (617) 636-7293
Fax: (617) 636-3305

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all materials are received prior to the deadline.