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Foreign stones may serve to polish domestic jade-hints from the American ophthalmology residency training system

YOU  Qi-sheng, WAN Xiu-hua   

  1. Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Beijing 100005, China
  • Received:2016-09-27 Online:2017-09-25 Published:2017-09-28
  • Contact: WAN Xiu-hua, Email: xiuhuawan@163.com


 Programmed residency training is critical to standardize medical practice and ensure medical service quality. However, the ophthalmology residency training in China is still in its initial stage. The training quality needs improving, particularly the surgical training. On the contrary, in the United States, the ophthalmology residency training has been operating for many years. Many aspects of the training system in the United States are worth being used for reference in China, such as the basic and clinical sciences course, the required surgical volume, the grand rounds and the examination and assessment system. (Ophthalmol CHN, 2017, 26: 352-354)

Key words: ophthalmology, residency training, education