Annual Meeting Observership and Training Opportunities

2019 Annual Meeting Observership Opportunities

The ASRS International Affairs Committee is once again offering local observerships in the weeks before and after the ASRS Annual Meeting allow more international members Chicago area options to observe at a practice while they are visiting for the meeting.

If you are an ASRS member in the Chicago area and able
 to host a member, please complete the observership and training opportunity hosting member form (member login required).

If you are an ASRS member planning to attend the 37th Annual Meeting in Chicago and will be in the US  before or after the meeting, you may want to consider taking part in an observership opportunity.  Take a look at the available opportunities below and if you're interested complete the online form to apply. 

Annual Meeting Observership Opportunities

Observership  Opportunity Available

Illinois Retina Associates and Rush University Medical Center

Posted April 4, 2019

Hosting Member: 
Pauline T. Merrill, MD; Mathew W. MacCumber, MD, PhD; and Vivek Chaturvedi, MD

Length of Program: 4 days; the following dates are available: July 22, July 23, July 24, and August 2

Number of Openings: 1

Program Overview: Opportunity to observe in clinics at Rush University as well as the Illinois Retina Associates offices.

Observership  Opportunity Available

University Retina and Macula Associates

Posted March 26, 2019

Hosting Member: 
Veeral Sheth, MD, MBA

15947 W. 127th Street
Suite E
Lemont, IL 60521

Length of Program: 1-2 weeks

Number of Openings: 1-2

Start Date: July 29, 2019

End Date: August 9, 2019

Program Overview: Observership with Dr. Sheth in a vitreoretinal surgery practice with time both in clinic and in an ASC for surgery.

Requirements: MD or equivalent

Observership  Opportunity Available

University of Illinois at Chicago

Posted March 21, 2019

Hosting Member: 
Jennifer I. Lim, MD

1855 W. Taylor St.
Ste. 250
Chicago, IL 60612

Length of Program: 1-2 weeks

Number of Openings: 1-2

Start Date: July 15, 2019

End Date: August 7, 2019

Program Overview: We are 5 full time retina physicians. Our practice encompasses both medical and surgical vitreoretinal training and basic research for all retina diseases. 

Requirements: Retina trained, current retina fellow, interested in, or experience in retina. 

Observership  Opportunity Available

Retina Associates, Ltd.

Posted March 19, 2019

Hosting Member: 
Aaron Weinberg, MD

133 East Brush Hill Rd.
Ste. 300
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Length of Program: 1

Number of Openings: 2

Program Overview: Participants will have the opportunity to observe both surgical and medical retina. 

Requirements: Completion of medical school.

Observership  Opportunity Available

Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Posted March 14, 2019

Hosting Member: 
Rishi P. Singh, MD

Length of Program: 1-2 weeks

Program Overview: Rishi P. Singh, MD of the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic invites applicants in a clinical research observership in the weeks before and after the ASRS Annual Meeting. The observership offers a shadowing opportunity in addition to getting involved in projects focusing on medical and surgical retina. The opportunity will focus on the methods of clinical research, data analysis and interpretation, and presentation and publication formulation. Some funding for position available. 

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