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Cherylg (Cherylg)
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Posted on Friday, November 06, 2020 - 09:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From Kathleen Quinn-Leering (cross-posted on GME Forum):

A question has come to the attention of the Review Committee (RC) for Ophthalmology about whether ophthalmology residents can begin their training in a Transitional Year (TY) program that has NOT established a joint preliminary year/ophthalmology format with an ophthalmology program. TY programs are aware that effective July 1, 2021, the Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Ophthalmology require programs to establish either an integrated ophthalmology format or a joint preliminary year/ophthalmology format. In both formats, the PGY-1 year must include three months of ophthalmology.
Please note that the Ophthalmology RC recognizes that some ophthalmology programs need additional time to implement an integrated or joint format. Citations related to the new PGY-1 requirements will NOT be issued to ophthalmology programs until July 1, 2023. Additional information can be found in “Review Committee Memo: Ophthalmology Program Requirements Effective July 1, 2021” available at > Specialties > Ophthalmology > Documents and Resources. Please contact me with any questions!

Kathleen Quinn-Leering
Executive Director, Review Committee for Ophthalmology ACGME

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