The CPMC Department of Ophthalmology sponsors a full academic year of resident education. PGY-2 residents begin their year by spending the entire month of July at the Stanford Ophthalmology Basic Science Course. During the remainder of the academic year, CPMC holds weekly Grand Rounds at 8:00AM every Monday morning followed by a resident lecture. Monday mornings are protected academic time for all residents. Residents also participate in weekly Friday morning lectures, a monthly Thursday evening oculoplastics lecture, a monthly retina lecture or fluorescein angiography conference, microsurgery lab sessions, and journal club discussions in each of the major subspecialties. We also have a regular yearly series of visiting professor grand rounds and lectures given by well-known ophthalmologists from all over the world.