March 29, 2021

The Minority Ophthalmology Mentorship Program with Drs. Keith Carter and Paul Lee

We discuss the Minorities in Ophthalmology Mentorship (MOM) Program, an academic program supported by the AAO and AUPO, with executive committee members:

  • Dr. Keith Carter, past president of AAO and AUPO, Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, and Chair of MOM Executive Committee
  • Dr. Paul Lee, president elect of AUPO, Research Liaison for MOM, and President of NAEVR/AEVR and Chair of the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan

We discuss some of the challenges of diversity within academic ophthalmology, and the benefits and mentorship that the MOM program offers to students looking to apply to our very competitive field.

If you are interested, or if you know a medical student you think would be a good candidate for the MOM program, submit your application by April 12th, 2021 for early decision at:

If you'd like to learn more, go to:


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