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Ronald A. Braswell, MD Assistant Residency Director UAB Department of Ophthalmology

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  1. Ophthalmology Training at The University of Alabama-Birmingham Ronald A. Braswell, MD Assistant Residency Director UAB Department of Ophthalmology

  2. Background UAB • One of three autonomous institutions within The University of Alabama System • The only four-year, public university in the state’s largest metropolitan area • The physical plant of the University spans more than 75 blocks in the city • Enrollment 17,000 • University Budget $1.6 billion

  3. Background UAB • UAB’s overall economic impact on the Birmingham Metropolitan Area reaches $2.9 billion • UAB is responsible for creating some 53,000 FTE jobs throughout the state • For every dollar the state invests in UAB, the University returns $12.

  4. Background School of Medicine at UAB • Active grants over $390 million • Ranked 16th nationally with more than $177 million in NIH funding • Eight departments are ranked in the nation’s top ten in NIH funding • 2005-2006 U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate schools • The School of Nursing is ranked 19th • The School of Medicine is ranked 23rd

  5. Profile of Entering 2005 Medical School Class • Size of Entering Class -160 • Alabama Residents 144 • Non-Residents 16 • Applicants 1734 • Applicants interviewed 346 • Alabama Residents 271 • Non-Residents 75 • Female applicants • Interviewed 149 • Accepted 70

  6. Profile of Entering 2005 Medical School Class • Undergraduate Colleges 54 • Average Age 22.7 • Youngest 20 • Oldest 33 • Undergraduate GPA 3.72

  7. Profile of Entering 2005 Class • MCAT Averages • Verbal Reasoning 9.8 • Physical Sciences 10.1 • Biological Sciences 10.4 • Composite 30.3

  8. Ophthalmology • Diseases and Surgery of the Eye • Training • 4 years medical school • 1 year internship • 3 years Ophthalmology training

  9. Ophthalmology • Fellowships- vary from 1-2 years in length • Cornea • Retina* • Glaucoma* • Neuro-Ophthalmology • Oculoplastics* • Uveitis • Pediatric Ophthalmology • *Offered by UAB Ophthalmology

  10. Ophthalmology • Competitive residency • 200 applicants/ 5 positions • Rotations • Lions Eye Clinic • Cooper Green Hospital • Veterans Administration Medical Center • 50,000 outpatient visits • Typical resident sees 3000 patients and performs over 200 surgical procedures

  11. Residents Clinic • 5,670 Total Patients seen in the Lions Eye Clinic for FY 04/05 • Patients come from Jefferson and surrounding counties • Patients across the state with more serious eye disorders come to the clinic for treatment • Only 24 hour Eye Emergency Room

  12. Patient Care Areas

  13. Training in Clinic

  14. Department of Ophthalmology • 18 Fulltime Faculty • 24 Residents & Fellows • 16 Part-time Faculty • 76 Technicians, Support & Administrative Staff

  15. NEI Research Highlights • $3 million received in 2004 • Currently ranked 31st in the nation (out of 69) • Main Areas of Research: • Age Related Macular Degeneration • Glaucoma

  16. Education Statistics • Approximately 250 Ophthalmologists in AL • Well over 50% of Alabama’s Ophthalmologists trained at UAB • All Ophthalmologists in Alabama come to the DOO for Continuing Education

  17. UAB Department of Ophthalmology Strives for Excellence in: Research Education Patient Care

  18. Thanks!