Ophthalmology Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Vision Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has established a one-year AUPO FCC compliant fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus in association with the University of Southern California Eye Institute and Keck School of Medicine. The fellowship also offers an optional second year. The fellowship is designed to provide an in-depth experience in treating a broad range of medical and surgical problems in children’s eye diseases, and will prepare the fellow for a successful career in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. The fellow spends the majority of his/her time at The Vision Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. During his/her time at The Vision Center, CHLA, the fellow will be involved in the care and management of all aspects of pediatric ophthalmology including, but not limited to, strabismus, anterior segment disease, retinopathy of prematurity, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, and ocular oncology. Some time is also spent at LAC+USC interacting with residents. Fellowship applicants must have completed an accredited residency in ophthalmology, and they must be Board eligible in ophthalmology. A California medical license is required in order to begin the fellowship. At this time, we are not sponsoring applicants who require a visa.

The Vision Center faculty are eager to participate in fellow education. For a list of the physicians at The Vision Center, please visit our website: chla.org/the-vision-center-ophthalmology/team

  • How to Apply
  • Program Fast Facts

A California medical license is required in order to begin the fellowship, and it may be possible for you to apply for a California medical license online. To receive more information about the requirements necessary for obtaining a California medical license, contact the Medical Board of California using the information provided below.

Please refer to the SFMatch website to register for the match and read about the new process for applying to Ophthalmology Fellowship training. Once registered, you can view our program listing on the SFMatch directory website for all required documents.

ACGME Accredited: No
Fellows per year: 1
Duration: 1 year (optional 2nd year available)
Postgraduate Training Required: Successful completion of an accredited residency in ophthalmology
Salary Minimums:
Post Graduate Year 5: $73,150 minimum
Post Graduate Year 6: $74,900 minimum
Benefits Include: Health and dental insurance, 14 days paid vacation, plus 6 protected sick days, yearly educational stipend, and 401(k) matching up to 3%.
Call: Fellows are expected to rotate with attendings as backup call for residents at CHLA only (no call at USC or LAC+USC)