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May 1, 2013
Deadline to request an increase in the number of fellowship positions

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Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD
Chair, Review Committee

Winter 2013  

Happy New Year!

We are at the halfway point of the 2012/2013 academic year. Fellows should be fully engaged in your program and their learning process. This is a good time to review compliance requirements to make adjustments, if necessary, or to validate that your program is achieving its goals related to fellow education.

Surgical / Procedure Requirements

Is your fellow(s) meeting the surgical / procedure requirements? Please check in with your fellow(s) and see if they are meeting the surgical / procedure program requirements established by the supporting subspecialty society. It is now possible for a copy of their surgical log to be made available to you; simply ask your fellow to print a copy for you.

We encourage you to view these logs throughout the year to be sure your program is complying with your subspecialty program requirements.

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Program Requirements

Have you shared the program requirements with your current fellows? Compliant programs should share the established program requirements with each fellow at the start of the training program. The most current copies are located on the AUPO FCC website under each subspecialty.

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2012 Triennial / Quadrennial Reviews Report

67 programs among 7 subspecialties were reviewed during the 2012 triennial period. 4 programs lost their compliance status and 1 program received a warning to demonstrate required improvements.

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2012 Fellow Exit Surveys Report

250 fellow exit surveys among 7 subspecialties were collected in June and July for review.

81 programs were sent letters for clarification; below is the breakdown by subspecialty:

  • Cornea 22
  • Glaucoma 16
  • Neuro Ophthalmology 2
  • Oncology / Pathology 2
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology 10
  • Surgical Retina 26
  • Uveitis 3

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Request For An Increase in Fellowship Positions

All requests for increases in the number of compliant fellowship positions must be received by May 1, 2013 to be eligible for review and for posting on the SF Match website for the 2014 available positions.

For general information please visit the AUPO FCC website at Here are just a few things you can find there:

  • 2013 updated fellowship program responsibilities and deadlines
  • Sample Exit Surveys
  • Sample Triennial / Quadrennial review forms
  • List of compliant programs

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