Thank you for your interest in the Associated Retina Consultants (ARC) Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship Program. You will find that our two-year, AUPO accredited surgical fellowship provides the highest level of training in the diagnosis and management of medical and surgical disorders of the retina and vitreous. At ARC, subjects like pediatric retinal surgery, inherited retinal diseases, uveitis and intraocular malignancies are routine conditions we evaluate and treat. This kind of diverse pathology and experience enriches each fellow’s experience greatly.
Our comprehensive educational program includes weekly imagining conferences focused on challenging medical and surgical retinal cases as well as quarterly journal club meetings to review current landmark studies. Throughout the program, fellows gain experience with state-of-the-art retinal imaging technologies such as spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), fundus autofluorescence, fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography and ultrasound biomicroscopy.
There is a strong research component as well. The faculty are always looking for opportunities for our fellows to participate in the national clinical trials that are ongoing at ARC. Under the guidance of faculty members, fellows actively engage in various studies which are expected to culminate in a major meeting presentation and peer-reviewed journal articles.
Our faculty work diligently to ensure that each fellow’s training experience is tailored to their needs throughout the two-year experience. The faculty actively seek ongoing feedback from each fellow regarding their training, helping to provide continuous improvement to the program. By working as a training team, the faculty and fellows combine to create a collegial environment focused on education and progress. Graduates are well prepared to succeed in positions in private practice settings as well as academic environments. In short, the ARC fellowship offers robust medical and surgical training with highly skilled vitreoretinal specialists.
Each year during the application period, we look forward to meeting the next generation of retinal specialists and to having the opportunity to show the high quality facilities we have to offer. Should you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to answer any questions about our fellowship that you may have.
Please visit www.sfmatch.org to apply through the Central Application Service. For more information about the fellowship program, contact Patty Baeza at (602) 242-4928 Ext. 114 or by email at PattyB@associatedretina.com.