Physicians who have completed an ophthalmology residency in their home country, and who speak English can apply for the glaucoma fellowship offered at the Rambam Medical Center (affiliated with the Technion Medical School), Haifa, Israel.
Our fellowship offers hands-on clinical and surgical training, as well as research opportunities in both basic sciences and clinical-oriented research.
The Ophthalmology Department at the Rambam Medical Center is the largest hospital in the northern half of Israel, located at Haifa. We have up to 5 Israeli residents.
The glaucoma fellowship begins with a period of Hebrew classes where the basic language skills are mastered. During this time, the fellow is also expected to significantly strengthen his/her theoretical knowledge of glaucoma.
The fellowship itself will consist of: 2 clinic days and one surgery day (where the fellow will participate in glaucoma, phacoemulsification and combined cases, both as an assistant and as the main surgeon). 2 days per week are devoted to research.
One limitation of our program is that fellows at the Rambam Hospital are not funded by our institution and hence are encouraged to obtain external financial support, usually as stipends, grants or scholarships from their home country or from international organizations.
If this position is of interest to you, I would be happy to supply more information and answer any questions you may have.
Eytan Z. Blumenthal, MD
Director, Department of Ophthalmology
Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.