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

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences

800 West Jefferson St.
Kirksville, 63501

University of Kansas

1450 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045
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