Residency Program

Affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University and located in beautiful Portland, Oregon, the ophthalmology residency program at the Casey Eye Institute (CEI) is one of the most sought-after residencies in the United States.

 Casey 2015 residents

We are looking for talented, well-rounded individuals who will contribute in their field as comprehensive or subspecialty ophthalmologists.

Oregon Health & Science University's ophthalmology residency program was founded in 1944 and was the first ophthalmology residency program in the six northwestern states. Since that time, the Casey Eye Institute has grown by leaps and bounds, with outstanding achievements in ophthalmic research, patient care, and educating the next generation of specialists. Over the past 20 years, the number of surgery patients has quadrupled, research has tripled, and patient visits and staffing have doubled.

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Casey Eye Institute is composed of nationally and internationally recognized clinical and research faculty.  Patient care and teaching activity expanded with the completion in 2006 of the OHSU Center for Health & Healing (CHH) in Portland's South Waterfront district. This ambulatory care center added an additional 11,000 square feet of clinic space to Casey Eye Institute. The Portland Aerial Tram puts the new center just minutes away from OHSU's Marquam Hill Campus. At that time, Casey Eye Institute also expanded into a 20,000-square foot space in OHSU's new Biomedical Research Building where state of the art basic science research is possible. In 2011, Casey Eye Institute was ranked 2nd in the country in NIH funding (Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research). In 2011 and 2013, investigators at Casey Eye Institute received the prestigious Friedenwald Award given by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) to honor outstanding research in the basic or clinical sciences as applied to ophthalmology. In 2013, The Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education established through the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) was is given to the program director at Casey Eye Institute.  In 2014, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Program Coordinator Award was given to the education manager.

Highlights of the residency program

  • Talented faculty who are committed to resident education
  • Nationally, one of the top research centers in the country with NIH funding
  • Excellent training in preparation for both competitive fellowships and comprehensive ophthalmology
  • Exposure to all generally recognized subspecialties with deep breadth of faculty in the subspecialties
  • Large resident surgery volume
  • Dedicated microsurgical wet lab and surgery simulator experience
  • Scheduled surgical wet-lab and surgery simulator time
  • Preparation for a career in academic medicine
  • A 120,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility
  • Adjacent affiliated Veteran's Administration (VA) Hospital
  • Adjacent affiliated OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital
  • Affiliated Devers Eye Institute (DEI)
  • Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology Mentor program
  • Practice management skills to succeed in today's rapidly changing managed care environment
  • Resident-driven Quality Improvement initiatives
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