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22 Rue Alcide-Jentzer
1205 Geneva

Pr. Thumann
Gabriele Thumann
Head of Division

Pre-Graduate training

Ophthalmology courses for medical students are structured as follows:

  • One week of ex cathedra courses covering all learning objectives identified in the SLOC (Swiss Learning Objectives Catalog).
  • Two weeks of training through tutorials in order to address the subject through practical cases and targeted theoretical discussions on the differential diagnosis and patient care.
  • A half-day at an ophthalmologist in the city, allowing the student to get an idea of the actual daily work of an ophthalmologist in Switzerland (90% of ophthalmologists are currently self-employed)

Teaching is provided by:

  • Professors and lecturers for theoretical instruction
  • Associate Physicians and Senior Residents for tutorials.

Postgraduate Training

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The training provided by Associate Physicians and Senior Residents is structured according to the following program:

  • Theoretical courses follow the AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology)
  • Grand Rounds program: 3 hours/month - presentation by assistant physicians of clinical cases encountered in daily practice (rare, controversial diagnosis or treatment, etc.)
  • Journal Club 1 hour per week
  • Prof. Paridaens' Conference: 2 hours every 6 weeks
  • Wet Lab 12 hours per year
  • Glaucoma symposium: 10 hours per year
  • Clinical presentation with the Department of Neurology: 3 hours per year
  • Theoretical and practical refraction course given by an experienced optometrist: 5 hours per year
  • Retina Rounds: 2 hours per month.
Last update : 01/07/2021