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Those who are interested in pursuing a career in ophthalmology should have a firm understanding of the necessary requirements for working in this field. In addition to a four- year undergraduate degree, students must also complete four years of medical school, a one year internship and three or more years of specialized training.
There will also be specific expectations on the students in pursuit of a degree. This may include, but is not limited to, classes covering ocular anatomy, embryology, neurophthalmic anatomy and physiology during the first two years of medical school. In the last two years of medical school, students are encouraged to participate in elective courses relevant to their intended area of expertise in an effort to prepare the student for a career in ophthalmology.