Surv Ophthalmol 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.
Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Houston, Texas, USA; Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York, USA; Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA; Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa; The Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City, New York, USA; The Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine (Adjunct Professor), Houston, Texas, USA; The UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA; The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Adjunct Professor), Iowa City, Iowa, US.
Graduate medical education (GME) in ophthalmology has faced and overcome many challenges over the past years and 2020 has been a game-changing year. Although the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) pandemic disrupted medical education globally, ophthalmic educators rapidly transformed their curricula to novel and effective virtual learning formats. Thus, while the COVID-19 outbreak has been one of the most significant challenges faced in the history of medical education, it has also provided an impetus to develop innovative teaching practices, bringing with it unprecedented success in allowing medical students to continue their education in ophthalmology despite these challenges. Read More