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Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location: Tacoma, Washington

Accredited: Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Program Length: 39 months*

  • *PGY1:  joint preliminary year, 3 months Ophthalmology rotations completed in either Transitional Year or General Surgery
  • *PGY2-4:  36 months

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Medical School Graduation, if prior completed internship, may start at PGY2 level with approval.

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: No

Total Approved Complement: 6

Approved per Year (if applicable): 2

Dedicated research year offered: No

Medical Student Rotation availability: 3rd and 4th year

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH): No

Program Phone Number: 253-968-1760


Program Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Program Description

The Madigan Army Medical Center Ophthalmology Program is accredited by the ACGME to train two residents per year. Graduates complete 39 total months of ophthalmology instruction—three of which take place during the Transitional Year internship. The program develops new medical officers into ophthalmic surgeons, capable of practicing independently, anywhere in the world. As the only program co-located with operational units from the Army, Navy, and Air Force, we keep vision readiness and deployment readiness as a priority. Graduates benefit from serving our large, young active duty population, their families, and our robust community of retirees who could never leave the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

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Contact Us

Ophthalmology Residency Program

Location: Madigan Army Medical Center, Outpatient Medical Mall

Hours of Operation:

6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT

Phone: 253-968-1760

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