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Eye Foundation of Canada summer scholarship

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Eye Foundation of Canada Summer Scholarship Program: 2014

The Eye Foundation of Canada is a non-profit organization with the mission of encouraging and supporting research, public education and medical education in ophthalmology.

Every summer, the Foundation awards one or more medical students, who have just completed their first or second year of medical school, with an $8,000.00 scholarship to spend their summer furthering their education in ophthalmic medicine, surgery and research. They are currently offering programs in Toronto, and at the new Western Branch (since 2012), based in Edmonton (Dr. Kam Kassiri) and Calgary (Dr. Ryan Yau).

Both the Eastern and Western programs consist of education and research experience in the diagnosis and management of eye disease. They are conducted at:
East: Eye Associates and Humber River Hospital (Toronto), with portions at various University of Toronto teaching hospitals.
West: The Universities of Alberta (Edmonton) and Calgary.

The program encompasses all subspecialty areas in ophthalmology. Each student will become involved in at least one research project that is supported by the Foundation.

To date there have been 35 EFC Summer scholars since the program began in 1991, two thirds of whom have gone on to careers in Ophthalmology.

The Foundation is currently accepting applicants for the summer of 2014. Preference is given to students who intend to pursue a career in ophthalmology, as the majority of past students have.

To apply: Write to the Eye Foundation of Canada email address below expressing interest, and including your:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Dates of availability for the summer of 2014. (Expect at least 8-10 weeks).
3. Preference for the Eastern or Western branch of the EFC.

Application deadline: February 3rd, 2014. Please submit applications electronically.