Observership and Training Opportunities Postings

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 outside of the ASRS observership program. Opportunties are available to both  international members and US members who are interested in visiting international practices.

Interested inposting an opportunity 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 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.

Opportunities Available

Observership  Opportunity Available

Massachuetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI) 

Posted January 29, 2018

Our program provides training and observership opportunity in medical and surgical techniques of evaluating and managing patients with all forms of ocular inflammatory diseases and the associated complications.

We offer a broad range of surgical experience (uveitic cataract extraction, pars plana vitrectomy, retinal detachment repair, corneal transplant, scleral surgery, trabeculectomy, glaucoma tube shunts, Retisert, secondary IOL placement, and more). There is also the opportunity to work alongside our surgical retina fellowship trained faculty and ASRS member, Dr. Peter Chang.

Observers/trainees may participate in active research projects based on personal interests, including participation in clinical trials, basic science in a fully equipped laboratory, and clinical topics, with ample opportunity to publish i n recognized journals. Our program includes a strong didactic lecture series with invited experts across multiple disciplines. Additional learning opportunities are offered through monthly journal club and case conference meetings. 

MERSI has an integrated infusion center and CLIA-certified diagnostic immunopathology laboratory on premises, and offers a convenient surgicenter on site as well as surgical experience at two recognized university-affiliated hospitals. We are conveniently located in close proximity to Boston while enjoying the many benefits of being just outside a major city (free parking, reduced cost of living, top rated schools in neighboring towns, excellent restaurants).

For more information, please visit

Observership  Opportunity Available

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Posted January 9, 2018

The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology of the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine, in keeping with its commitment to global exchange, is pleased to provide a clinical observership program for ophthalmologists from around the world.

The Clinical Observership program for physician is open to international physicians including residents and fellows in institutions abroad. U.S. physicians may also participate if not currently enrolled in a U.S. residency program. Please note that this program is not an elective rotation or a fellowship. This program is an observational tutorial which does not permit any direct patient care. To be accepted into the program you must have a good command of the English language.

If interested in applying, please complete this form and return it to

Observership  Opportunity Available
Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Posted September 13, 2017

Rishi P. Singh, MD of the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic invites applicants for a one year clinical research fellowship. The fellowship offers a shadowing opportunity in addition to getting involved in projects focusing on medical and surgical retina. The fellowship will focus on the methods of clinical research, data analysis and interpretation, and presentation and publication formulation. Some funding for position available. Please contact Rishi Singh at for more information. 

Contact name: Rishi P. Singh, MD

Seeking Opportunities 

Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a Global Opportunity

Posted November 30, 2017

Start Date: 01/01/2018
End Date:

Seeking a vitreoretinal surgery observership. 

Conact Name: Ahmed Roshdy
Phone: +201060171280
Address: Tanta Medicine Faculty
El Geish Street 
Tanta, GH, Egypt 31111

Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a Global Opportunity

Posted August 31, 2017

Start Date: 08/01/2017
End Date: 

Seeking a vitreoretinal clinical observership.

Conact Name: Dr. Abhishek Das
Phone: 7757841988
Address: 582, Diwan Bhadur Rd, R.S. Puram
The Eye Foundation
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India 641002

Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a US Opportunity

Posted May 9, 2017

Start Date: 11/01/2017
End Date: 

Seeking a vitreoretinal surgery observership with an elegant surgeon who is willing to help and teach.

Contact Name: Mohamed Nagy Elmohamady Saad
Phone: +201001078058
Address: 12 El Helal Street, Taksim El Anany
New Benha, Benha, Egypt

Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a Global Opportunity

Posted April 11, 2017

Start Date: 03/01/2018
End Date: 

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

Contact Name: Sebastian Cero
Address: Clinica de Ojos Cordoba
Buenos Aires 1033
Cordoba, Argentina 5000

Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a US Opportunity

Posted September 30, 2016

Start Date: 01/01/2017
End Date: 

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
Phone: +09344839427
Address: 47 Arul Nagar
Tamilnadu, India 627002

Observership or Training Opportunity

Seeking a US Opportunity

Posted May 31, 2016

Start Date: 5/31/2016
End Date: 

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
Address: Alkarama Street, OSC cl10
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


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.