Skip to Main Content

Research Observership

Research Observership Program for physicians (U.S. and International)

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute offers a Research Observership Program for select physicians from within the United States and abroad. The program focuses on enhancing knowledge in ophthalmic subspecialties through an observational tutorial program with no patient contact. Subspecialties include cornea, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, pathology, pediatric ophthalmology and retina. As part of the research observership, visiting physicians are permitted to observe the activities of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute faculty and lecturers which include surgery, scheduled conferences and Grand Rounds. Research observerships may have a duration from two days and up to four weeks. Please note that this is contingent upon approval and availability.

For application information, please contact  Please allow 3 months to process your international observer application and U.S. observer application.


Eva Norton
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/McKnight Vision Research Center
Department of Ophthalmology, #816C
Office: 305-482-4919