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Latin American/PAAO Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, USA

Fellowship in the field of Pediatric Ophthalmology at University of Texas
Job Description: A one year hands-on pediatric ophthalmology fellowship is available for one qualified Latin American ophthalmologist through the PAAO in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (website) and its affiliated Children’s Medical Center (website). The position will include the opportunity for direct patient medical and surgical interactions as well as the opportunity to participate in significant clinical research activities. The candidate must be a member of the PAAO. Click here to submit your membership application online.
Program Preceptors/Faculty:
Full-time Faculty: David Weakley MD, Serena Wang MD
Community Faculty: David Stager Sr. MD, George Beauchamp MD, David Stager Jr. MD;
Cynthia Beauchamp MD
Department Chair: James McCulley MD FACS FRCOphth(UK)
Applicant Qualifications: The following qualifications for a successful candidate are as follows:
1. General ophthalmologist, age 35 years or younger, from Mexico, Central or South America, or the Caribbean.
2. Fluent in both written and spoken English. Candidates must have taken the TOEFL exam and submit their results with their application. Mandatory. Candidates will be interviewed by telephone to gauge their English abilities.
3. Willing to commit for one or two years of training.
4. Completion of a recognized ophthalmology residency in Latin America.
5. Applicants with additional training in or those currently practicing pediatric ophthalmology and/or strabismus will be given preference.
6. Established medical and surgical competence and good depth perception.
7. Highly recommended by chairperson and training program director.
8. Commitment to return to Latin America at conclusion of fellowship training program
9. The candidate must be a member of the PAAO. Click here to submit your membership application online.

Medical licensure during program: Either (1) a physician in training license, if all necessary parts of USMLE has been passed, or (2) an Assistant Visiting Professor’s license if USMLE not taken and passed.
Compensation: Salary of approximately $54,000 per year plus fringe benefits will be provided.

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Application Closing date: 10 august 2010

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