Orthoptic Fellowship

Orthoptic Fellowship

The Division of Ophthalmology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a comprehensive specialty pediatric practice, offering care for children with eye and vision problems. The Orthoptic Fellowship Program is a two-year program approved by the American Orthoptic Council.

Direct, hands-on training and close interactions with faculty occurs on a daily basis, with the fellow involved in all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic clinical practice. The fellow will complete the Orthoptic Fellowship with more than 1,250 cases, including pediatric and adult strabismus. The fellow will also be prepared to enter the comprehensive subspecialty practice of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, including primary and tertiary diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of binocular vision disorders and pediatric and adult strabismus.

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The Division of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will accept two students each year for the 24-month program. Eligible students must have an undergraduate bachelor’s degree before the beginning of the Orthoptic Fellowship.

How To Apply:

Candidate applications for the orthoptic program will be due February 28. All applications before the due date will be considered, and anything submitted past February 28 will be considered for the following academic year.

The application to the program includes:

  • Application form
  • Three Official letters of recommendation
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Handwritten personal statement

The application form, CV, personal statement, recommendations and transcripts (if applicable) will be emailed to [email protected]

If transcripts are not available electronically, they can be sent by mail directly to Salvatore Bellante, CO, Program Directory:

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
9th floor, 9NW27
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Information:

Christine Cabello
Academic Coordinator
Division of Ophthalmology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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    Jan 14, 2023

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