The Rwanda international Institute of Ophthalmology (RIIO), a constituent institution of the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, offers a four-year ophthalmology residency program combining clinical training, academic activities, and research opportunities. Four first year positions are available in 2019.
The RIIO Residency attending clinical staff consists of four full-time members and 4 part time faculty. There are two full- time research faculty, two full-time optometrists, a large associate staff of volunteer faculty, and a supporting staff of technical personnel.
The main training facility is the Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Rwanda (DAEH) located within the RIIO Health Hub. RIIO residents will rotate at several affiliated public hospitals which have active inpatient/outpatient services. They will also have opportunities for international electives.
Residents will participate in state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic interventions with patients. At RIIO, we will offer resident education that ensures exposure to
all eye care subspecialties. Our graduates will possess the latest ophthalmology knowledge, sufficient exposure to research and strong clinical and surgical skills.
The RIIO Ophthalmology program is a fully COECSA accredited residency program. Graduates will be awarded the COECSA fellowship on completion. Additionally successful residents will receive ICO part I and Part 2 certificates as part of the program.
Visit https://www.riio.org/apply/ for more information.