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Bascom Palmer Learn… Anytime, Anywhere

Bascom Palmer announces the launch of, an online learning portal and educational resource for ophthalmologists and eye care professionals.

The new portal provides access to an ever-increasing collection of Bascom Palmer’s Grand Rounds, lectures, ophthalmic images, surgical videos, and medical student courses. Specialties include retina and vitreous diseases, glaucoma, corneal and external diseases, cataracts and intraocular lenses, ocular oncology, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, neuro-ophthalmology, ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, uveitis, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Physicians also have the option of taking courses for continuing medical education (CME) credit, downloading their certificate upon successful completion of the course.

“Advances in telecom-munication have allowed the globalization of medical education, said STEVEN J. GEDDE, M.D., the John G. Clarkson Chair in Ophthalmology and Bascom Palmer’s vice chair of education. “With its new learning portal, Bascom Palmer is able to share its educational resources with the worldwide ophthalmic community.”

Known throughout the world for its exceptional training programs, Bascom Palmer has always regarded the education of its ophthalmology residents, fellows, medical students, and ophthalmologists from around the world as one of its highest priorities. Virtual learning brings this tradition to a new level by allowing medical professionals from around the world to acquire knowledge, learn new treatment options, and to increase the competency and skills needed for patient care from Bascom Palmer’s experts, from anywhere at any time.

“This is a fantastic resource for all levels of students and trainees. It provides the learner with broad exposure to the myriad cases seen at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, ranging from the mundane to the esoteric,” said CHRIS ALABIAD, M.D., assistant dean for student affairs for the Miller School of Medicine and assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology. “It also highlights the advances in diagnosis and treatment, many of which are being spearheaded Bascom Palmer.”

“New courses, lectures, and ophthalmic images will be added on a weekly basis, ensuring there is always something new to learn,” said MARIA SERRANO-BROSCO, executive director of Bascom Palmer’s Global Center for Ophthalmic Education. “As education around the world is shifting to virtual learning, now more than ever, Bascom Palmer is committed to advancing ophthalmic knowledge and sharing it with the worldwide ophthalmic community. We are confident that will be instrumental in accomplishing this mission.”