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Fostering excellence for the next generation of ophthalmologists

UAB Ophthalmology is passionate about mentoring and training the next generation of ophthalmologists. UAB Ophthalmology provides comprehensive training programs for medical students, residents, and fellows. It is the only ophthalmology training program in the state.  Residents train at numerous facilities, but their experience is anchored at the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, one of only three designated Level 1 Ocular Trauma Centers in the U.S.  

As a high-volume clinical and surgical practice, a fellowship at UAB Ophthalmology provides trainees the opportunity to specialize in the areas of glaucoma, retina, or neuro-ophthalmology.

The department offers students an opportunity to gain the experience necessary to determine if a career in ophthalmology is right for them.