John A. Moran Eye Center Ophthalmology Residency Program Ranked Among Nation’s Top 10

Jul 19, 2018 9:00 AM

Tags: ophthalmology residency, ophthalmology education, top ophthalmology programs

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Physician website Doximity has ranked the ophthalmology residency program at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah among the top 10 in the country.

The site’s 2018-2019 Residency Navigator places Moran at No. 10 nationwide and No. 3 in the West. Doximity surveys physician opinions annually to determine its reputation-based rankings, used by medical school graduates evaluating high-quality training programs.

“I couldn’t be more pleased that my colleagues recognize the exceptional nature of our residency program,” said Moran’s Vice Chair of Education Jeff Pettey, MD. “Our philosophy is to provide time and resources for residents to pursue their individual professional development. Because we listen and provide support, our residents accomplish amazing things.”

Moran’s highly competitive program selects four residency applicants from a pool of more than 400 each year. While nationally ophthalmology residents must perform 86 cataract surgeries—the average is 140—Moran residents each perform nearly 300 cataract surgeries and a range of 300 subspecialty surgeries, all supervised by board-certified attending faculty.

Moran residents have protected research time, can participate in an international humanitarian rotation, and customize their education with elective time. Learn more about the unique nature of the program in the latest edition of Education FOCUS.