My decision to leave a busy surgical practice in Florida and join the faculty at Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) in 2005 was primarily based on the opportunity to teach one of the things I love most, ophthalmology. The other attractive features were: a chairman committed to education, faculty support in all areas of ophthalmology, Vanderbilt’s reputation, and exposure to a diverse population through the VA Nashville, VA Murfreesboro, Blanchfield Medical Center, and Vanderbilt Eye Institute.
As Residency Director I am involved in the clinical and surgical training of all of our residents. It is very rewarding to witness the acquisition of knowledge and development of skills from their first year to their third year of residency.
In addition I serve as VEI’s Vice Chair for Education. In this role I oversee compliance with Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s education policies and more importantly work with VEI’s faculty, trainees, and leadership to develop excellence in all our educational programs.
Laura Wayman, M.D.
Director for Resident Education
Vice Chair for Education
Vanderbilt Eye Institute