The following activities are funded for the residents through generous grants from the Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology and the Department of Ophthalmology:
Table Rock Regional Roundup - Attended by PGY-3 residents, this regional ophthalmology meeting is held in the fall and located at the picturesque Big Cedar resort resort in the Ozark Mountains.
China/Africa - PGY-4 residents have the opportunity to participate in the annual DMEI - Sichuan Province People's Hospital/West China University trip or the Swaziland, Africa trip. This 2-week trip offers outstanding and unique educational experiences in systems-based practice, diagnosis and management of diseases not seen in the U.S., and international service, and provide tremendous opportunities for professional and personal cultural exchange.
AAO Mid-Year Forum - Each year, residents have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. and experience congressional advocacy in action, as well as learn more about American Academy of Ophthalmology activities and initiatives.
AAO Annual Meeting - Three PGY-4 residents and one PGY-3 resident attend the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting and participate in all conferences and learning opportunities available there.