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10.14.2010

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranked No. 1 in National Survey

For the third consecutive year, the Miller School’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked as having the nation’s best overall programs in a survey published by Ophthalmology Times. Bascom Palmer ranked best in both clinical care and residency training, and second in research.

Now in their 15th year, the annual rankings are compiled from an online survey of chairs and residency directors from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology and all Ophthalmology Times subscribers. Appearing in the publication’s October 1 online edition, the rankings included four categories: overall programs, residency training, clinical care and research.

“Being recognized as the best in the country in overall programs, as well as in clinical care and residency training, reflects our strong commitment to each of our patients,” said Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., chairman of Bascom Palmer. “Providing exceptional medical care is our prime responsibility. After nearly 50 years of outstanding service we have learned that the foundation of a leading residency program includes the ability to attract the most gifted residents, an outstanding faculty that knows how to further develop the skills, talent and compassion of each of these promising physicians, and having adequate patient volume so that all residents can attain the clinical experience needed to become the best in the field.”

Bascom Palmer selects only seven residents annually from the approximately 450 applicants seeking training positions. With a reputation as one of the premier providers of eye care in the world, Bascom Palmer has been ranked the No. 1 eye hospital in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report survey for the past seven years.

The largest ophthalmic care, research and educational facility in the southeastern United States, Bascom Palmer annually treats more than 200,000 patients, and performs more than 12,000 procedures. Founded in 1962, Bascom Palmer has patient care facilities in Miami, Palm Beach Gardens, Plantation and Naples.

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