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    4. WNEC is committed to: Superior medical education Compassionate, ethical and efficient medical and surgical eye care Your training Your success

    5. Our Residency Program: Standing Out from the Rest Large number of physicians involved in program (many are program graduates) Diversity of conditions and diseases Large complement of residents (6/year) Post-graduate training meets or surpasses all requirements of the ACGME


    7. Picture Slide The Early Years 1896: William H. Wilmer, MD, conceived the establishment of a specialty hospital with two other physicians. Wilmer went on to found the Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

    8. Picture Slide The Early Years (continued) 1897: Episcopal Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital opens downtown 1905: Hospital opens one of nation’s first ophthalmology residency programs 1947: Episcopal Board commits to merge with Emergency and Garfield Hospitals; Result: new “Washington Hospital Center”

    9. 1950s-1970s 1950s-1970s 1958: Washington Hospital Center opens 1979: William B. Glew, MD, becomes first full-time department chairman

    10. 1980s – Present 1980s – Present 1983: Nonprofit Washington National Eye Center (WNEC) established 1989: Hospital opens state-of-the-art, dedicated ophthalmology ORs 1991: New eye clinic opens 1994: New outpatient ORs open

    11. 1980s – Present 1980s – Present (continued) 1996: Maxwell A. Helfgott, MD, 1976 residency program grad, succeeds Dr. Glew as department chairman 2002: Georgetown University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center merge ophthalmology residency programs 2004: First class from merged program graduates

    12. WNEC as Trendsetter: A Few Firsts 1964: Second ruby laser ever manufactured installed; first laser treatment for retinal disease in area performed 1979: Glaucoma service introduces laser treatment as outpatient procedure 1984: YAG laser procured, used for some of the first anterior segment procedures in the area 1998: First laser refractive surgery rotation for residents established 2002: Establishment of one of the few successful “merged” residency programs.

    14. Experience: Superior and Accessible Staff Largest attending physician staff of any ophthalmology residency program in the region Attending physicians available for consultation 24/7 Many attendings are graduates of our residency program

    15. Experience: Unsurpassed Volume In 2008-2009 Residents Performed (at WNEC alone): 18,000+ clinic procedures 2,350+ total surgeries at WNEC 450 Class I Surgeries (1386 in all rotations) 15,000 cataract/general evaluations 3,500 glaucoma evaluations 1,750 retina evaluations This does not include statistics from outside rotations.

    16. Quality: Patient Care

    17. Quality: Advanced Facilities & Technology Two fully equipped ORs Argon and YAG laser therapy Eyecubed Ultrasound System Digital fluorescein angiography HRT/OCT Visual fields (Humphrey and Goldmann) IOL Master Auto Refractor Pentacam Topographer

    18. Quality: Latest Techniques Residents rotate through Refractive Surgery Center in Year 2; may perform their own refractive surgical procedures in Year 3 Experience with Avastin, Botox Phaco performed in 2nd year

    19. Quality: Resources Fully-equipped wet lab for surgical training The William B. Glew, MD, Health Sciences Library Support for OKAP examination preparation Funding to attend annual scientific meetings Annual funding for resident-selected purchases

    20. Quality: Cutting-Edge Clinical Research Residents may participate in many NIH and other studies. Recent and current studies include: “Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study” “Retinopathy of Prematurity Study” “Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Study” “Retinal Prosthesis Study”

    21. Compassion: The Heart of WNEC “Is it not a privilege to be one of the founders of an institution established for the relief of human misery and the restoration of sight and hearing?” -- Bishop Satterlee, announcing campaign to build Episcopal Hospital This commitment to caring is a crucial element of our mission.

    23. Washington Hospital Center Leadership Maxwell A. Helfgott, MD Chairman, Ophthalmology President Washington National Eye Center

    24. Washington Hospital Center offers: A Level I Trauma Center, WHC is the busiest hospital in the region A ‘home base” and primary training venue for the three-year residency program One of the largest, most complete multi-specialty clinics in the region Exceptional operating suites for in- and out-patient procedures A vibrant learning community throughout the institution

    25. Georgetown University Hospital Leadership Jay M. Lustbader, MD Chairman Georgetown University Center for Sight

    26. Georgetown University Hospital offers: “Private-practice” environment; work directly with attendings and faculty Case mix includes age-related macular degeneration, angle-closure glaucoma, intraocular tumors, pediatrics, cosmetic oculoplastics Ophthalmic Pathology rotation Basic science faculty available for research

    27. DC Veterans Affairs Hospital Leadership Soo Y. Shin, MD (WNEC graduate) Chief of Ophthalmology

    28. DC Veterans Affairs Hospital Offers: Opportunity to see 10-17 patients daily with full-time supervision, 2nd year cataract surgery Diverse patient population in large general clinic setting Specialized training with retinologists, glaucoma specialists and oculoplastic surgeons during 2nd and 3rd year

    29. National Naval Medical Center Leadership Jeffrey Blice, MD Ophthalmology Site Director Distance from WHC: 8.5 miles

    30. National Naval Medical Center offers: 1st year residency rotation with extensive full-time sub-specialty supervision Intensive glaucoma and retina experience Experience in a large general ophthalmology setting Exposure to ophthalmic pathology

    31. Children’s National Medical Center Leadership William Madigan, MD Pediatric Ophthalmology Site Director

    32. Children’s National Medical Center offers: Exposure to full range of pediatric ophthalmic disorders during 2nd year rotation Treatment of amblyopia, strabismus Experience with pediatric eye exams, infections, and inflammatory and allergic ocular disorders Nationally recognized faculty

    33. Inova Fairfax Hospital Leadership Sasikala Pillai, MD Site Director

    34. Inova Fairfax Hospital offers: General clinic and operating room experience during 3rd year rotation Subspecialty clinics in glaucoma and cornea Experience with other subspecialties in retina, neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastics clinics

    35. The Laser Center (TLC) Leadership Mark E. Whitten, MD Site Director

    36. The Laser Center (TLC) offers: Guidance in performing laser kerato-refractive procedures Certification in LASIK in the 3rd year Opportunity to perform LASIK in last two months of 3rd year

    37. Rotation Schedule: Year 1 Washington Hospital Center PLUS Georgetown University Hospital DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center National Naval Medical Center

    38. Rotation Schedule: Year 2 Washington Hospital Center PLUS 2-month pediatric rotation through Children’s National Medical Center 6-month rotation through Georgetown & DC Veterans Affairs Hospital 3-day cataract course 1-week pathology course Refractive surgery rotation through TLC Private Practice rotation

    39. Rotation Schedule: Year 3 Washington Hospital Center PLUS DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center Fairfax Hospital The Laser Center

    40. By Graduation, Residents Will Have: Performed approx. 350-500 major ocular incisional and laser surgical procedures Managed 90% of these cases pre- and post-operatively Received videotapes or recordable DVDs of these surgeries; available for review during monthly M&M rounds. 

    41. Typical WHC Conference Schedule Weekly Retina clinic Uveitis clinic Glaucoma review board Wednesday academic afternoon Attending “Spot” Lecture MRI Rounds

    42. Typical WHC Conference Schedule Monthly Morbidity & Mortality Rounds (M&M) Staff conference Journal club Neuro-ophthalmology grand rounds Oculoplastic grand rounds Pediatric grand rounds (CNMC) Cornea Grand Rounds

    43. Typical WHC Conference Schedule Annual Simpson Lecture/Residents’ Day Program (followed by the Eye Ball) Susan Alper Memorial Lecture – Neuro-ophthalmology Washington Retina Symposium – Perraut and Pilkerton Lectures

    44. Meet the Chiefs “Each location is a little different, so we get a real variety of learning experiences.” Milap Mehta, MD Graduate, Jefferson Medical College, 2006

    45. Meet the Chiefs “Residents gain tremendous confidence in their abilities from one year to the next.” Haroon Chaudhry, MD Graduate, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, 2006

    46. Meet Some Alums “You see a very wide range of unusual pathologic conditions in this program.” Eric J. Fleischer, MD Resident, 1980-83 Chief, 1982-83 Clinic Director, 1985-present

    47. Meet Some Alums “Nobody graduates from this program feeling unprepared for any ophthalmic situation.” Emily Morin, MD Resident, 2000-2003 Chief, 2002-2003 WHC Attending, 2003-present

    48. Employee Benefits As a full-time employee of Washington Hospital Center, you are entitled to such benefits as: Health and dental insurance Paid vacation Free parking, among many others

    49. And…compensation Washington Hospital Center resident salaries are among the region’s most competitive.

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