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Ophthalmology Interest Group (OIG)

The Ophthalmology Interest Group will expose medical students to the field of ophthalmology by promoting interactions with patients and doctors, or observation, shadowing opportunities, slit-lamp training, and surgical simulators. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct eye exams on one another. Students will thus be more competitive in their residency applications for ophthalmology.

Ophthalmologists: The Physicians Who Defend Against Blindness

Watch the video below to learn why physicians choose to become ophthalmologists.

2020 - 2021 Officers


Travis Shofield - tssoo26@mix.wvu.edu

Vice President

Ahmed Zanabli - aaz0002@mix.wvu.edu


Tudor Crihalmeanu - tcrihalm@mix.wvu.edu


Thomas Fakadej - taf0018@mix.wvu.edu

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Brian McMillan - mcmillanb@wvumedicine.org

OIG Bylaws

  1. The Ophthalmology Interest Group is a non-profit student-run organization associated with West Virginia University School of Medicine. Membership is open to all students currently enrolled in West Virginia University School of Medicine.
  2. The OIG aims to meet monthly throughout the school year, or more often if decided upon by the members.
  3. The OIG will be governed by medical students elected to the following positions: President and Vice-President. Additional elected positions may be added at the discretion of the governing members.
  4. OIG elections will be held during the final meeting of each school year or in other necessary situations.
  5. The OIG will work with an Ophthalmology Department faculty mentor of West Virginia University Hospitals.

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