Pre-Residency Clinical Ophthalmology Fellowship


In partnership with Maine Medical Center, Maine Eye offers a one year, pre-residency clinical ophthalmology fellowship under the direction of Dr. Lisa Neavyn and Dr. Brooke Miller. The fellow works closely with our attending ophthalmologists in the Comprehensive Clinic as well as in the hospital to develop clinical evaluation skills and learn to manage a wide variety of ocular pathology. This fellowship provides an opportunity to gain clinical ophthalmology skills and mentorship in hopes to strengthen your application for the following SF Match cycle. While this program is primarily clinically oriented, there are opportunities for research with support from our attending ophthalmologists.  

Fellow responsibilities include rotating in the Maine Eye Center Urgent Care ophthalmology clinic as well as in our subspecialty clinics, which include Retina, Oculoplastics, Cornea, Glaucoma, and Pediatrics.  The fellow also triages and pre-rounds on inpatient ophthalmology consults at Maine Medical Center, a 671-bed hospital and the only Level I Trauma Center in the state of Maine. In addition, there are opportunities to shadow intraocular surgery at our state-of-the-art ASC as well as first assisting with various lasers and plastics cases.  Lastly, the fellow will have opportunities for teaching, as we have formal ophthalmology rotations here for Tufts Medical students as well as non-ophthalmology residents from Maine Medical Center.  


Briefly, our multi-specialty, hospital affiliated practice was established in 1907 and has a decades long history of educating medical students and residents.  We pride ourselves on medical education and serving the ophthalmic needs of our community.  Currently, our group is comprised of 11 ophthalmologists and four optometrists.


Applicants should have graduated from medical school and have either a M.D. or D.O degree. Applications are accepted starting after the SF Match each year on a rolling basis. Applicant selection occurs within the first couple weeks after SF Match Day so sending all aspects of the application in promptly is highly recommended. In addition to your resume, please send the following: a personal statement, three letters of recommendation, and USMLE steps 1, 2, and/or 3 scores. A copy of your CAS application with this information is also accepted. Please also have your medical school and college transcripts forwarded to [email protected].


The fellowship is a one-year (PGY1), paid position with benefits. Click here for more details.


Portland, Maine is a great community with an old city urban feel surrounded by natural beauty with ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. Find out more here .

Prospective applicants should contact us at [email protected] for more information about the program.