Providing hands-on educational experience for future leaders in ophthalmology
Nov 29, 2018
As part of our continued commitment to the education of eye care professionals, Alcon launched a one-of-a-kind training opportunity, the Alcon Retina Fellows Institute. Retina fellows are credentialed physicians who are pursuing additional training in the retina subspecialty of ophthalmology.
The Alcon Retina Fellows Institute is a unique educational offering consisting of a weekend-long training at the Alcon Experience Center in Fort Worth, Texas. In its inaugural year, the program hosted 40 attendees to enhance their education through hands-on, experiential surgical trainings featuring the latest innovations in retina surgery.
Led by a small group of world-class faculty, the Institute further emphasizes Alcon’s commitment to well-rounded learning over lecturing. The dynamic training program is designed to develop the next generation of retinal surgeons and enhance patient outcomes by bridging gaps in education and experience with experiential trainings for key procedures in a surgical laboratory setting. Overall, the pioneer program was well-received by the attendees, who all agreed they would participate in the Institute again.
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