We offer unparalleled services for health professionals – convenient patient referrals and state-of-the-art education and training, as well as access to clinical trials and medical resources.

Alumni Testimonials

The Shiley Eye Institute and Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology's alumni Residents and Fellows come from all corners of the globe to receive an outstanding education and excellent training from our renowned faculty. Our alumni graduate and follow their passions to furthering their education, clinical settings, or research entities.

Continuing Medical Education

At the Shiley Eye Institute, we encourage our health care professionals to pursue continuing education and professional development opportunities whenever possible. We believe that learning should be a lifelong endeavor.


The UCSD Shiley Eye Institute Ophthalmology Residency Program emphasizes excellence, ethics, and humanity. We train residents to be exceptional ophthalmologists who have the tools to succeed in all aspects of Ophthalmology, whether they choose academics, research, or the private sector.


The UCSD Department of Ophthalmology strives to obtain the highest caliber and most suitable applicants to become ophthalmology fellows.

Medical Students

The UCSD Department of Ophthalmology offers a month-long elective to fourth-year UCSD medical students and a two-week surgical elective to third-year UCSD medical students.