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Ocular Pathology Fellowship

The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute offers two positions under the direction of Sander R. Dubovy, MD, for a one-year Ophthalmic Pathology Fellowship beginning in June. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the other fellowships offered through Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. The fellowship is designed to provide an advanced level of competence in processing and interpretation of eye pathology specimens. The goal of the subspecialty training in ophthalmic pathology is to enhance knowledge gained in ophthalmology or anatomic pathology residency training by providing exposure to gross and microscopic examination of ophthalmic tissue. A clinical or basic science research component of the fellowship is included.

The laboratory receives at least 500 ophthalmic pathology specimens per year. These may be any combination of surgical specimens, consultation cases, and autopsy specimens. The specimens should include a combination of surgically enucleated eyes, eyelid specimens, conjunctival specimens, orbital specimens and corneal specimens.

The fellow will work under the supervision and in collaboration with Bascom Palmer’s world-class faculty. The fellow will have a major role in weekly imaging conferences, and grand rounds. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing clinical research studies and initiate new clinical trials of their own.


This "in person" 12-month program is designed for 3rd year U.S. medical students and international graduated physicians. Fellows are selected based on academic achievement, although applicants that may have prior research experience are encouraged to apply. The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is committed to promoting diversity within the ophthalmic community, and we encourage medical students who identify as underrepresented in medicine to apply.

How to Apply

A total of two (2) positions are available. Each applicant must submit the following:

  • Brief personal/autobiographical statement
  • Medical School transcript
  • College transcript
  • USMLE transcripts
  • Dean's letter from medical school
  • At least two (2) letters of reference
  • Curriculum Vitae

All application materials must be submitted to Ms. Damarys Menendez via email at



Damarys Menendez (Manager, Fellowship Program)
P.O. Box 016880
Miami, FL 33101

Toll Free: 800-329-7000 ext. 6032
Phone: 305-326-6032
Fax: 305-326-6580