Penn Ophthalmology is dedicated to teaching and maintains a broad presences across disciplines, attracting top students and leaders to the field of ophthalmology.
The Department's teaching and mentoring programs are globally recognized, and have received numerous awards, including the Jeffrey W. Berger Golden Apple Award for Resident Teaching, The Pearl Award, The American Academy of Ophthalmology Suzanne Véronneau-Troutman Award, the Rabb Venable Prize, and The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.
In addition to offering first-rate training to medical students, residents, and fellows, Scheie has instituted unique educational programs for high school, undergraduate, and post-baccalaureate students. The scribe and clinical research coordinator programs, for example, allow post-baccalaureate students of diverse backgrounds to acquire the credentials and experience necessary to gain admission into outstanding medical schools, including the Perelman School of Medicine. The culture of the Ophthalmology Department promotes a continuum of learning from high school through all levels of education, including faculty and staff.
The Scheie Eye Institute hosts continuing medical education (CME) courses throughout the year for our faculty, fellows, residents, and community eye care professionals. These courses are sponsored by the Perelman School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education. The Perelman School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.