Ophthalmologists

Job Description

Ophthalmologists are physicians who specialize in treating and diagnosing ailments of the eye.

Academic Requirements

Ophthalmologists complete a bachelor’s program, a 4-year Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program and a 3-year ophthalmology residency in a hospital. Ph.D. in Ophthalmology programs are frequently offered as part of dual M.D./Ph.D. programs; they’re also designed for prospective university teachers or scientific researchers who already hold a professional medical degree. Ph.D. programs are primarily research-based and culminate in a dissertation, while M.D. programs with residencies emphasize hands-on clinical practice with patients.

ophthalmologist

$100
Thousand
or Higher
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
6.82%
Job
Growth
 
High
Blood
Interaction
Doctoral or professional degree
Education
Required

Schools

Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences

1750 Independence Boulevard
Kansas City, 64106

University of Missouri – Kansas City

5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, 64110
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