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The Jeffrey W. Berger Medical Student Research in Ophthalmology Award

Joshua L. Dunaief, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
305 Stellar Chance Labs
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Jeffrey W. Berger, MD, PhD (1963-2001) was an assistant professor of ophthalmology (Retina Service) at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Computer Vision Laboratory at Penn's Scheie Eye Institute. Dr. Berger was internationally recognized for his work on computer based retinal imaging and first editor of a major textbook on age-related macular degeneration. He was an outstanding teacher and advocate for medical students.

Because of his strong commitment to mentoring students in medical research, the Jeffrey W. Berger Research Scholarship Fund is proud to announce the offering of the Jeffrey W. Berger Medical Student Research Award. The award will help to fund the student's research at Penn.

Eligibility criteria: Candidates must be Penn medical students who will do at least 3 months of ophthalmology research at Penn.

Ali in Peru | EducationAPPLICATION PROCESS
Finalists will be chosen based on written materials and will be invited for an interview.

Answer the following questions in 100 words or less for each:

  1. How did you become interested in ophthalmology?
  2. Why do you wish to do ophthalmology research?
  3. What research experience (if any) have you had in the past?
  4. Would you like to do clinical (patient oriented, chart review, epidemiology) or basic (bench work related to the mechanisms or treatment of ocular disease) research?
  5. Do you have a specific research interest within the field of ophthalmology at this point?
  6. At this point, do you envision a career that is mainly research, clinical or a mix of the two?

If available, attach your CV, college, and Penn medical school transcripts and your part I board score.

Send your completed application to:

Joshua L. Dunaief, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
305 Stellar Chance Labs
Philadelphia, PA 19104