Observership and Training Opportunities

The following opportunities are available for ASRS members who would like to observe  and train at other retina practices to further their knowledge, as well as for members who would like to host an observership. Opportunties are available to both  international members and US members who are interested in visiting international practices.

Interested in hosting or applying for an observership?

If you wish to host an observership/training opportunity or apply to participate in one simply complete the online form or contact International Affairs Committee Staff Liaison Caroline Bozell at caroline.bozell@asrs.org for more information. Listings are categorized into US and global opportunities. Please direct any questions to the contacts for each posting rather than to the ASRS office.

Planning to attend the 35th Annual Meeting in Boston? Learn more about the Annual Meeting Observership opportunity program.

Interested in a global virtual observership?

Are you interested in an opportunity to connect with colleagues around the world but don't have the time or the means to travel? Why not try a virtual observership?

The International Affairs Committee is pleased to offer the Retina Exchange, an online networking and mentoring program designed to help connect ASRS members around the world for virtual learning and information sharing.

Please complete the form within the information link below to be considered for an online mentoring exchange. If we are able to match you with another member with similar interests we will connect the two of you. Once the connection is made, it is  the responsibility of the pair to work out the details of the virtual observership.

Learn more about the Retina Exchange Program and connect with colleagues from around the world today.


Opportunities Available


Opportunity Available

University of Milan

Posted May 27, 2016

The University of Milan is launching a new international clinical fellowship program that will offer the opportunity for a specialized medical doctor to spend one year at the university hospital doing research and clinical activity. The fellowship will be in the field of ophthalmology so candidates must be medical doctors specializing in ophthalmology.

The winning candidate will receive a full scholarship to cover the stay in Milan that will be paid through monthly installments.

Further information, deadlines and details can be found in the call for applications or can be found at the following web page http://www.unimi.it/ateneo/formint/70871.htm. You can also download the application form here.


Opportunity Available

Toronto Retina Institute

Posted February 11, 2016

Start Date: 07/01/2016
End Date: 07/01/2017

Research fellowship in retinal diseases at Toronto Retina Institute under the direction of Dr. David Chow. One year with clinical shadowing opportunity in addition to getting involved in clinical research in medical and surgical retina. Data collection and manuscript preparation parts of the job. Some funding for position available. 

Contact name: Dr. David Chow
E-mail: davidrchow@me.com
Phone: 647-202-8177
Address: 6 Maggin Mews 
Suite 208
Toronto, ONT, Canada, M3C0G8


Seeking Opportunities 


Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a Global Opportunity

Posted April 11, 2017

Start Date: 03/01/2018
End Date: 
06/01/2018

Currently seeking an observership opportunity in diabetic retinopathy, clinical training, and/or research in diabetes.

Contact Name: Sebastian Cero
E-mail: sebastianjcerro@gmail.com 
Address: Clinica de Ojos Cordoba
Buenos Aires 1033
Cordoba, Argentina 5000


Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a Global Opportunity

Posted January 5, 2017

Start Date: 06/01/2017
End Date: 
06/30/2017

Currently seeking an observership opportunity in vitreoretina.

Contact Name: Dr. Ashu Agarwal
E-mail: missashuagarwal@gmail.com
Address: Lal Niwas Near Narain Singh Circle 302004
5, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004


Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a Global Opportunity

Posted October 25, 2016

Start Date: 07/01/2017
End Date: 
09/30/2017

Currently seeking observership and/or research opportunity in medical retina. I am very keen to learn new things and enthusiastic. 

Contact Name: Dr Dheeresh Kadukan
E-mail: kadukandhee@yahoo.com
Phone: +919995040693
Address: Malabar Super Speciality Eye Hospital
Veepees Space
Calicut, Kerala, India


Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a US Opportunity

Posted October 20, 2016

Start Date: 12/01/2016
End Date: 
12/01/2017

Currently seeking a research or observership opportunity.

Contact Name: Mohamed Gaber
E-mail: moh_gamal83@yahoo.com
Address: Gamilla Bohreid, 127 Tower
Alexandria, Egypt, 25133


Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a US Opportunity

Posted September 30, 2016

Start Date: 01/01/2017
End Date: 
01/01/2018

Currently seeking vitreoretinal training in the US. Seeking hands-on training with research in new genetic and interventional strategy in RP, diabetic retinopathy, and ARMD.

Contact Name: Hariramasubramanian
E-mail: drhari29@hotmail.com
Phone: +09344839427
Address: 47 Arul Nagar
Tamilnadu, India 627002


Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a US Opportunity

Posted September 22, 2016

Start Date: 05/23/2017
End Date: 
08/08/2017

I am an ophthalmologist from Azerbaijan. I did a short-term fellowship in LVPrasad (phaco and medical retina ),UMA eye clinic (refractive surgery ). I wish to obtain training or take part in an observership program in an educational center. It is my dream.

Contact Name: Aliyeva Gunay
E-mail: guna.a@mail.ru
Phone: +994555050500
Address: Zardabi 53 A, Home 76
Baku, Azerbaijan AZ1122


Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a US Opportunity

Posted September 22, 2016

Start Date: 06/05/2017
End Date: 
07/07/2017

Particularly interested in oculoplastics and cataract. 

Contact: Muhammad Irfan Shehzad
E-mail: Irfanlrbt@gmail.com
Phone: 00923064002299
Address: Al Rehman Eye Hospital Opposite Ubaid Noor Hospital
Gulberg 
Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan 5400


Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a Global Opportunity

Posted September 13, 2016

Start Date: 10/01/2016
End Date: 
4/01/2017

Seeking a training or observership opportunity in vitreoretina.

Contact name: Anoop Sivaram
E-mail: Anoop.sivaram@gmail.com
Address: TRA 46 Kumarapuram, Medical College 
Trivandrum, Kerala, India 695011


Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a US Opportunity

Posted June 28, 2016

Start Date: 11/01/2016
End Date: 
5/01/2017

I am seeking a research fellowship or observership opportunity in ophthalmology in the US.

Contact name: Amel Elbahi
E-mail: Amel_elbahi@yahoo.com
Phone: +218925016838
Address: Alsarraj
Tripoli, Nil, Libya 218


Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a US Opportunity

Posted May 31, 2016

Start Date: 5/31/2016
End Date: 
5/31/2018

I just finished my residency in ophthalmology. I am from the United Arab Emirates ( UAE) and am really interested in vitreoretinal surgery as a subspecialization. I have taken the USMLE exams step 1 and 2 and am planning to do step 3 soon. I am looking  for a fellowship. Fortunately, I will be fully sponsored by my country. 

Contact name: Noura Almansoori
E-mail: noura.almansoori@gmail.com
Address: Alkarama Street, OSC cl10
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a US Opportunity

Posted October 29, 2015

Start Date: 08/01/2016
End Date: 07/01/2017

I am currently pursuing a senior residency in vitreoretina and uveitis services after having completed my residency in ophthalmology for three years. My current term is also of a duration of 3 years which will complete in June 2016. I wish to pursue a short term observership program after that before settling my practice charting future career plans in India.

Contact name: Samendra Karkhur, Senior Resident
E-mail: karkhurs@gmail.com 
Phone: +91 99148 53225
Address: #116, Advanced Eye Centre, PGIMER
Chandigarh, UT, India 160012

 

The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) makes no representation, warranty or guarantee about the opportunities listed on the Observership Training section. The ASRS staff does not prescreen opportunities that are submitted. By using the resources available on the ASRS website, you are agreeing that you will not hold the ASRS responsible for your safety, security, wages, working conditions, fraudulent, or other aspects of any opportunities that you discover while using ASRS resources or to which you might be directed by ASRS staff.