Ophthalmology Resident Benefits

  • Wet Lab: 24-hour access to Ophthalmology wet lab with operating microscope; animal and human eye tissue available.
  • Surgical Simulator: 24-hour access to Eyesi, a virtual reality intraocular surgical simulator, at VA New Orleans and VA Biloxi.
  • Digital Curriculum: Online access to the Basic Clinical and Science Course (BCSC)
  • Education/Book Fund: One-time stipend, determined by the Chair, for first-year (PGY-1) ophthalmology residents to use for Department-approved e-books, print textbooks, or related course material.
  • OKAPS/Board Review Fund: Stipend, determined by the Chair, for second- (PGY-3) and third-year (PGY-4) ophthalmology residents to use for Department-approved OKAPS or Board review courses and curriculum.
  • Presentation Fund: Some travel and registration expenses may be reimbursed, with prior Chair approval, for residents presenting a paper or poster at national meetings.
  • Local Meetings: Residents attend the annual New Orleans Eye Academy meeting at no cost.
  • National Meetings: All third-year (PGY-4) ophthalmology residents may attend the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Travel expenses will be deferred with a stipend to be determined by the Chair.
  • Parking: Garage parking or covered parking is included at all sites.
  • Housing: Housing is provided for residents rotating at VA Alexandria, VA Biloxi, and the Rapides Eye Clinic in Alexandria, LA.
  • Pagers, white coats, and up to 3 indirect fundoscopy lenses are provided at the beginning of residency.


Tulane University School of Medicine GME Benefits


The Office of Graduate Medical Education’s website details the resources and benefits provided to residents.



These items include the following:

  • Vacation and Leave Policy
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Life/Malpractice/Disability Insurance