Information for Residents in Training

The Chicago Ophthalmological Society always has placed a high priority on participation by residents from the Chicago area training programs.  Toward that end, residents are invited to attend all of the COS monthly conferences as guests of the membership without charge.

Case presentations at the monthly conference 

In addition, residents from each of the training programs are invited to participate in the quarterly conferences by presenting interesting cases, which will then be discussed by faculty and the guest lecturer.  Please refer to the presentation criteria for details.  Timing for resident case presentations for the current year can be found on the annual quarterly meeting program schedule.

Beem-Fisher Award & Lecture

Each year, Chicago-area ophthalmology residents are invited to compete for the Beem-Fisher Award.  Research papers submitted are judged by a committee of prominent COS leaders who designate first place, second place, and third place recipients.  Cash prizes are associated with these awards, and the first place winner is invited to present a summary of his/her paper at the last monthly conference of the year.

CLICK HERE for details about the Beem-Fisher Awards program and to submit a paper.

Young Ophthalmologist Committee

In 2020, the COS established a Young Ophthalmologist Committee with the goal of establishing programs that would be of interest to ophthalmologists in their first five years of practice, as well as those continuing in their training.  Among the projects are a spring and a fall social gathering, often with a short presentation by a guest speaker.  Check the COS website for announcements about upcoming events.


Last Updated on Monday, February 05, 2024 02:37 PM