Program Overview

Howard University Hospital serves as the principal teaching hospital for the Howard University Hospital Ophthalmology Residency Program that has been accredited since 1946.  The Department of Ophthalmology provides expertise in all of the clinical sub-specialties of ophthalmology.  

The residency offers a wide range of clinical experience and provides a strong background for residents entering comprehensive ophthalmology practice and for those pursuing sub-specialty ophthalmic training.  Presently, medical students, emergency room, neurology, pediatric, family practice and general medicine residents attend sub-specialty lectures and/or rotate on our service monthly.  This program does not sponsor a transitional 1year (PGY1). 

We encourage matched ophthalmology residency to matriculate in Howard University Hospital's diverse post-graduate year one programs and to have some computer acumen.

Our Mission

The mission of the program is to produce an engaged physician, not only in the field of ophthalmology but in the entire healthcare arena.  Our mission is to not only to teach residents basic science, clinical, and surgical skills but also to emphasize service to the local, national, and international communities.   Additionally, we strive to train residents to be ambitious in conducting innovative research that will forever impact the lives of ophthalmology patients.  The dreaming resident, dreaming of a better healthcare will become a thoughtful well rounded physician, advocating for their patients and profession.

Our Vision

To provide exemplary education, service, and research that promotes patient-centered, collaborative care and advocate for the elimination of health disparities

Our Hospital Mission

To lead in the advancement of healthcare and health equality, locally and globally.

Our GME Mission

The mission of the Howard University Hospital Graduate Medical Education Program is to provide a unique and outstanding educational experience for its post graduate trainees, with emphasis on teaching them to be compassionate, caring, and committed to serving the African-American and other historically disenfranchised groups in the community,-+ while providing educational opportunities to a diverse group of physicians, who will not only be distinguished in service, teaching and research, but will also seek solutions to human and social problems, addressing disparities in the health care delivery system in the United States and throughout the world.