University of Illinois Ophthalmology - Dedicated Internship Program 2017 (2 positions)


The intent of this 12-month program is to provide a successful candidate with an intensive clinical and surgical training experience related to the practice of comparative veterinary ophthalmology. In addition, the program will fully prepare the candidate for successful admission into an ophthalmology residency training program. The ophthalmology-dedicated intern will be directly supervised on case management by two ophthalmology faculty members as well as supported by two ophthalmology technicians. The ophthalmology-dedicated intern is expected to participate in the following duties:

• Primary patient care under supervision of faculty member on clinics
• Supervise/teach fourth, first and second year veterinary students while on the ophthalmology rotation
• Responsible for emergency and weekend duty when scheduled (i.e. oversee all ophthalmology hospitalized patients, conduct case rounds with students, provide phone and on-site consultation service as needed)
• Responsible for daily in-hospital transfers as assigned
• Primary line of receiving as assigned
• Assist faculty with patient care
• Assist technicians with patient care
• Answer client and referring veterinarian questions, when appropriate

In addition to clinical responsibilities, the ophthalmology-dedicated intern will have the opportunity to participate for non-credit hours in didactic teaching seminars (journal club, literature review and ocular histopathology rounds) which are provided to ophthalmology residents/graduate students. The ophthalmology-dedicated intern will also be required to complete an intern project and present that project as a seminar at the end of their program. The ophthalmology-dedicated intern will be on clinical duty 85-90% of their program duration with time off for vacation and to complete their intern project.

Inclusive Dates of Program:
7/17/2017 to 7/15/2018

Salary: $26,153.00

Benefits: The University of Illinois offers a complete benefits package. Malpractice coverage is provided under the U of I blanket plan for service provided to university clients only. Thirteen paid sick days per year (non-cumulative), health, dental, vision insurance available. Parking is available for a monthly fee.

Vacation: 10 paid vacation days per year (non-cumulative)

Procedure for application:
1. To receive full consideration, all materials must be electronically submitted to Dr. Bianca Martins ( by January 20, 2017. Materials are welcome to be submitted prior to that date. If you are selected for an ophthalmology residency program through ORCA or VIRMP, please contact Dr. Martins to notify her so that we can remove your application from consideration. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
2. The applicant must have completed a general internship program prior to the start of this program.
3. Materials required:
    a. Veterinary School transcript. A scanned copy or a scanned copy from your school’s website is sufficient. It does
    not need to be an official transcript.
    b. Personal letter of intent
    c. Curriculum vitae
    d. 3-4 letters of reference
4. International Candidates: Offers will be contingent upon obtaining an approved work authorization (visa) that will allow you to report to University of Illinois Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine for the beginning of your program no later than July 17, 2017.
5. Illinois licensure is not required.

Selection procedure:
1. All applications will be reviewed.
2. If necessary, three to four finalists will be notified and invited to interview, either in person or by phone, on or about February 1, 2017. You will not be required to travel to the University of Illinois for an interview and there will not be a specific interview day.
3. Successful Interns will be selected by February 15, 2017.

Questions can be directed, by e-mail, to Dr. Bianca Martins ( or Dr. Kathryn Fleming (

The University of Illinois offers a complete benefits package. Malpractice coverage is provided under the University of Illinois blanket plan for services provided for university clients only. Parking is available for a monthly fee. The UIUC is an AA-EOE.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusively. (