Ophthalmology (Eye)

How to Apply to the Oculoplastic Fellowship Program

You may apply by downloading the Oculoplastic Fellowship application. Print the application, complete the appropriate fields and mail the application to the address listed at the end of the application form.

Tobacco-free hiring policy

To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Instructions for application

The two-year fellowship seeks physicians who will have completed three years of training in an accredited ophthalmology residency program and are eligible to sit for the American Board of Ophthalmology examination prior to starting the fellowship. The applicant must be eligible for medical license in Pennsylvania. Applicants who are graduates of medical schools and/or residencies outside the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico should make careful note of the requirements below. Visa and licensure requirements are the responsibility of the applicant, and cannot be guaranteed.

Each fellow is required to fulfill all obligations for acceptance into the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). In addition to completion of an ASOPRS approved fellowship, requirements for ASOPRS membership include a written thesis of significance and the passing of written and oral examinations by the Education Committee of the Society.

The following should be sent to James A. Katowitz, MD:

  1. Completed application
  2. Three letters of reference
  3. Dean's letter
  4. Medical school transcript
  5. Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the USMLE taken within the seven year time frame as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or equivalent scores
  6. If a graduate of a medical school outside the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, valid ECFMG certificate or one that does not expire prior to the start of the fellowship
  7. If not a citizen of the United States, copy of permanent resident card or copy of current, appropriate visa


Suzanne Kilmartin
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399

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