During the time in UNIFESP, residents observe ophthalmology practiced in Brazil and have the chance to learn about eye conditions that are very rare in the United States. Much of their time is spent in a busy 24 hour ophthalmology emergency room, where eye conditions like Toxoplasmosis are frequently seen. Residents also rotate through their busy uveitis, ultrasound, and retinoblastoma clinics.
UNIFESP residents come to UIC for a unique learning opportunity. It is usually coordinated so that they are able to attend the week-long Illinois Eye Review Course, where the visiting residents are exposed to ample learning initiatives. They attend all morning lectures as well as weekly Grand Rounds, tour the city of Chicago, and partake in other activities around the city. The past residents involved have been grateful to be a part of this exciting opportunity.