The Ophthalmology Fellowship Program was established in 1985 and it's commitment to excellence in education has ensured that a continuous stream of highly trained ophthalmologists are available to provide care for the citizens of the Eastern Province and the country as well. In 2007 the program teamed up with the Saudi Board of Ophthalmology and as a result at the end the training the residents are eligible to receive both IAU’s Fellowship and the Saudi Board’s Fellowship of Ophthalmology.
The program lasts for four years. During the first year of the fellowship, residents will go in depth into the basic sciences as they apply to clinical ophthalmology in the Basic Sciences course. Later on, the program provides the residents with intensive clinical experience during rotations in subspecialties such as: anterior segment, cornea and external diseases, retina, oculoplastic and pediatric ophthalmology. The program also provides the residents with experience in preoperative and postoperative care for all common ocular surgical procedures.
- College of Medicine
- Years of study
- Credit hours
The program includes dedicated and clinical courses. In the final year the candidate must submit and present a dissertation.
- 108 credit hours must be completed over a four-year period of rotations.
- The candidate will undergo both written and oral examinations, as well as be continually evaluated at the end of each year in order to be promoted to the next. In addition, it is mandatory that the candidates must finish part one of the Saudi Board by the end of the 2nd year of the program.
- Before completing the fourth year of the fellowship, the candidate must conduct a monitored dissertation and submit it for publication.
- The candidate has to finish all the above mentioned requirements before he/she is allowed to sit for the final certifying examinations, both oral and written, for the University of Dammam’s Fellowship in Ophthalmology.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Adel Abdul-Aziz Al-Rushood, Chairman
Dr. Sanaa Yassin, Ophthalmology Postgraduate Affairs Coordinator
Dr. Jerman Al Qahtani, Director of the Joint Training Program of the Saudi Board of Ophthalmology
Telephone: 03 896 6776
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 2208 (21)
Postal Code: 31952