The Casey Eye Institute Vision 2020 Latin America Fellowship is designed for ophthalmologists from Latin America with an interest in public health epidemiology and blindness prevention. We aim to provide training that may not be available in the applicant's home country. The training is intended to prepare the applicant to become a thought leader in ophthalmologic public health issues in their home country and to participate in leadership activities of Vision 2020 programs in the Latin America region.
Fellowships may last from three months to two years and include possible basic science laboratory experience, public health epidemiology coursework and observational experiences in outpatient clinics and the operating room. These experiences are available throughout all subspecialties.
Fellows from Edcuador, Guatemala and Brazil have participated in our International Fellowship program.
Applicants should be less than five years removed from their ophthalmology residency training and live in a country that is affiliated with Vision 2020 Latin America ( http://www.v2020la.org/
Stipends may be available. Contact Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH by email for further information.