Ophthalmology Interest Group

Welcome to the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix Ophthalmology Interest Group. If you are interested in pursuing a career in Ophthalmology or just want to learn more about eyes, then you have come to the right place. This group holds many events every year. As a member, you will learn how to operate a slit lamp and other high tech ophthalmology equipment, dissect a pig's eye, work with blind children, and much more!

Current Interest Group Leaders, Class of 2025:

Noor Basharat


Nicholas Chartrand


Mark Parsons


Lac Ta


Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mandi D. Conway

Associated Websites

American Academy of Ophthalmology: http://www.aao.org

Check back for Spring 2022 activities!

Mission Statement

The Ophthalmology Interest Group is an organization for all medical students interested in learning about and gaining exposure to the medical specialty of ophthalmology. Our purpose and goals are:

  • To provide all students interested in pursuing the field of ophthalmology as a specialty with the resources and information needed to succeed in residency matching.

  • To provide opportunities for students to participate in ophthalmology activities and events in both the school and community.

  • To inform students of issues and topics in the field of ophthalmology.

  • To bring a greater presence of academic and clinical ophthalmology from the community to our campus.

This club is open to all students.