Department of Ophthalmology
School of Medicine Queen's University

Welcome from Dr. Farmer


On behalf of the Department of Ophthalmology at Queen's University, welcome to the Undergraduate section of our website.

It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you to explore the Undergraduate Program in our Department. We aim to create the best learning experience possible, and are constantly striving to enhance our learning opportunities.

We provide Core Undergraduate Teaching which includes didactic classroom lectures for second year Queen's students, as well as hands-on clinical skills sessions to 1st and 2nd year students. Watch for our Ophthalmology Clinical Skills Fair.  This interactive single afternoon clinical session is held by the Ophthalmology Department for second year medical students. The class is divided into several small groups that rotate through six specific stations designed to teach the clinical skills necessary to perform a basic ocular examination. 

We also invite Undergraduate Students and Postgraduate Residents to participate in observerships and electives in our department. We offer opportunities both for students interested in pursuing an ophthalmology residency, and for those who would like to learn and practice their Ophthalmology clinical skills. For the former, we provide a rotation through the various subspecialty clinics which allows you an opportunity to explore the various areas of Ophthalmology, as well as the occasion to meet our Attending Staff and Residents. You get a very good idea of what a residency position at Queen's would be like. For those interesting in learning more about Ophthalmology and a chance to practice various clinical skills, arrangements are made for a rotation through our busy and interesting Emergency Eye clinic. 

We have a few special awards for Queen's undergraduate medical students in Ophthalmology. Please Click Here to learn more about the eligibility criteria, past recipients, and the awards themselves

We hope to peak your interest about Ophthalmology while simulaneously teaching you the essentials for every day practice. Please feel free to explore our website for more information on the programs we offer. We look forward to hearing from you.

Best Wishes,
Dr. J. Farmer, MD, FRCSC
Undergraduate Program Coordinator