Information for Ophthalmology Residency Candidates

Introduction to our program

Our program website contains a general overview of the program including sample rotation schedules, conferences, and educational goals by PGY.

We ask that you to watch the following video prior to your scheduled interview date. This is an introduction with our Program Director Donald Miller; in it he provides a more detailed look at the program – an introduction to Dartmouth Ophthalmology, the impetus for us to start a residency, our vision for the program and our residents, an overview of the program’s structure, a glimpse at the Upper Valley, and a bit about him personally.

Introduction with Dr. Donald Miller

The Eye Clinic at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

The location of the Eye Clinic provides an ideal learning experience for new residents. Centrally located within the main campus of the hospital, the Eye Clinic is but a short walk from all that Dartmouth has to offer. The clinic is only a few steps from our in-patient towers, ICUs, Children’s Hospital, and Emergency Department which makes seeing and following up with patients and consults while on-call far more convenient; therefore enabling you to see a variety of patients and interact with other services readily. In addition, our many dining options (Cravin’s, Sbarro’s, Au Bon Pain, and our café and cafeteria) are just down the hall. All of our specialties are collocated within the clinic along with all of our diagnostic testing. The consolidation of resources facilitates facile interactions with faculty from every sub-specialties. This enables expedient, cross-disciplinary patient care and allows for a comprehensive learning experience. We encourage you to watch this brief video tour of the facilities in and around the Eye Clinic.

Tour of the Eye Clinic

SF Match interviews and second look

This year’s interviews will be hosted on the SF Match Video Conference software. The interview day will start promptly at 8:00 am Eastern time. We will begin with a brief welcome from Program Director Dr. Donald Miller. At 8:15, four of the candidates will begin interviewing with Dr. Miller. At 8:30, the other four candidates will begin interviewing with the four faculty members.

Interviews with faculty will be 15 minutes each with a 5 minute break in-between each interview. The interviews with the Director will be 20 minutes each. Candidates in the Director group who are not actively interviewing with him will have the opportunity to speak with some of our current residents. There will be a one-hour break at around 9:50. Interviews will begin again around 10:45. The two groups of four will swap: those who interviewed with the director will interview with faculty and vice versa.

The interview day will end around 12:30 pm, at which time candidates will be allowed to leave or ask questions of the coordinator. Here is a sample itinerary.

In place of an open house this year, we will host a second look Q&A with our residents, program director, and Program Coordinator on January 21st at 6:00 pm Eastern time. Feel free to join us and ask any questions regarding the program, the Eye Clinic, the Upper Valley, or Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Policies and agreement

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that each applicant to an accredited residency program be provided with the institutional policies regarding eligibility requirements and selection process along with a sample copy of the current residents and fellows agreement of appointment in force during interview season.

Please familiarize yourself with each of the documents linked below. You will be asked to sign off indicating you received a copy of these policies and documents prior to your interview day. Your signature is a requirement to be eligible for ranking.

Helpful links

If you have questions or concerns, please call or email Wesley Hebert at wesley.p.hebert@hitchcock.org or 603-650-0547.

We look forward to your interview in the near future!

Cancellation and rescheduling

If you need to cancel or reschedule your interview for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible, but no less than 72 hours prior to your interview date, so that we may offer the spot to another candidate on our waitlist. Thank you.