The residents have dedicated research time, a ½ day a week for residents on their Ophthalmology rotations at the Eye Institute and the Riverside Eye Care Centre. There is also a dedicated week for resident week, which falls the week following the OKAP exam, where residents are release from clinics every morning to work o their research projects. The program continues to work with the residents to ensure the have protected time for to do research.
The Departmental Research Day which is now a two day event featuring numerous lectures from the visiting professor and the many research project presentations by the residents, Ophthalmic Medical Technology students and basic science students.
To assist the residents in preparing for their research projects, teaching sessions are given on the Research Ethics Boards application process and a step wise approach to research sessions.