Grades in required or core clerkships are very important to ophthalmology residency programs.
Dr. Michael Wu, the Director of Medical Student Education in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington, writes that "Academic performance, particularly on the core clerkships and the USMLE Step 1, may limit a student's ability to match successfully in ophthalmology."
Our book, Success on the Wards, is a powerful resource to help you excel in core clerkships. It has also been widely used by international medical graduates seeking to perform at a high level during U.S. clinical rotations. Securing an ophthalmology rotation can be challenging for international medical graduates. We have created a database of clinical opportunities in ophthalmology to help direct your search (see below).