Creating the Future…Today
The RSA Fellowship Program provides real-world practice experience with exceptional salaries and benefits commensurate (or better) with other ophthalmologists at the same level.
The RSA Fellowship program provides a “Two-Option” program for the participants – “Fellow” or “Associate” options. The “Fellow” option consists of a one-year, traditional fellowship format followed by an optional second year – the “Associate” year – working as an Associate in a host practice. The “Fellow” year emphasizes didactics and skills transfer and successful completion of the Fellow year qualifies the Fellow to indicate they have completed an “RSA Fellowship Program.” The “Associate” year (second year) focuses on surgical skills and the broad range of skills required to build a refractive surgery practice. Successful completion of the Associate year qualifies the Fellow to be a “Fellow of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences” and to use the professional designation FWCRS.
Opportunities exist to create a new practice for exceptional RSA Fellows post-Fellowship position with alternatives for those who wish to enter practice outside the RSA Network. Applicants to the RSA Fellowship Program should come prepared to discuss their practice aspirations and preferences.
The RSA Fellowship Network is limited to ophthalmologists showing superior skills and promise. We reserve the right to leave positions unfilled in the event that enough qualified candidates are not identified.
Qualifications and Application Elements
The following elements describe the core considerations. Additional factors may be considered.
~ TRAINING: Both US and non-US sites are participating. Applicants to US Host Sites for the RSA Fellowship Program should have completed (or be scheduled to complete) an AUPO approved ophthalmic residency program. In general, residency programs accredited by the ICO or equivalent will qualify.
~ APPLICATION: All applicants must complete the RSA Fellowship Application Form.
~ INTERVIEWS: Applicants who are under consideration for a position will be interviewed in one or more sessions by one or more RSA Fellowship preceptors. Travel may be required at the expense of the applicant.
Applications will be qualified for consideration in the based on meeting the training requirements and completion of the application.