Skip to main content
Find information about education programs in the Department of Ophthalmology at IU School of Medicine, including MD, residency and fellowships.

Education Programs

The Department of Ophthalmology at Indiana University School of Medicine provides training to medical students, residents, postgraduates and community physicians. The accomplished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute in Indianapolis provide trainees with exceptional opportunities for patient care, medical research and academic pursuits in the medical specialty area of ophthalmology.

MD Education

Ophthalmology is a part of the required surgical rotation for medical students at IU School of Medicine. Students may select ophthalmology as a surgical subspecialty rotation in the third year of medical school.


The ophthalmology residency at IU School of Medicine is a 36-month ACGME-accredited program that provides increasing responsibility to residents and excellent educational experience and training in all areas of ophthalmology.


IU School of Medicine offers two one-year ophthalmology fellowship programs—one in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, the other in glaucoma—to individuals who have completed residency training.

a faculty member speaks in class in front of a monitor display in the glick eye institute

Graduate Courses

Graduate courses offered by the Department of Ophthalmology focus on the biochemical, molecular and cell biological basis of vision.

Dr. Iminashi teaching in the visual system graduate course

Research Fellowship

In this one-year fellowship, the trainee pursues a research project under the mentorship of one of the department's basic and translational research faculty.

Ophthalmology Student Interest Group

The Ophthalmology Student Interest Group is an organization for medical students interested in specializing in the field of ophthalmology.