About the profession
A future ophthalmologist must be a responsible, competent and professional medical specialist with good motor skills, high accuracy and ethics at work. In the training process, residents study new technologies and apply modern methods of the treatment of eye diseases. The programme is implemented with the use of various forms of training, including advanced electronic educational technologies, the possibility of mastering practical skills in a multidisciplinary hospital under the guidance of experienced specialists. The training of modern practical skills is supplemented by the simulation education course. As for the further development, the residents have the opportunity to enroll in the postgraduate programme that opens up broad prospects for self-fulfillment. Future specialists can devote their life to science, engage in teaching activities or be a successful practicing physician: specialists with an academic degree are highly valued on the labor market.
The educational residency programme "Ophthalmology" is developed for people with higher medical education, aimed at training highly qualified specialists in the field of treatment and prevention of eye diseases. A resident receives knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the eye, learns to understand and apply diagnostic and treatment methods, to understand the symptoms of diseases, including those not directly related to a disease of visual organs, but giving complications to the eyes. Training is practically oriented and aimed at the formation of system knowledge and professional competences that allow conducting medical activities.
Medical residents are distributed to the units of the clinical sites of the department, where, under the guidance of professors of the department, they have the opportunity both to expand their knowledge and see its application in practice. Students analyze clinical events and this provides the opportunity to obtain a wealth of clinical experience during residency training.
Nowadays ophthalmology is one of the most sought-after professions of the medical industry. Unfortunately, people’s problems with eyesight increase every year and this means that the demand for the ophthalmologist’s services is unlikely to decline. They can work in state and commercial structures, polyclinics and hospitals, research and practical centers. Upon completion of the residency programme, the students have the opportunity to enroll in the postgraduate programme on the specialization “Eye diseases”.