Lancaster Course 2024

July 8 – August 2, 2024

About Lancaster Course in Ophthalmology

Founded in 1946, the Lancaster Course in Ophthalmology is a unique review course hosted by Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School. It has offered training to young ophthalmologists from all over the world and has supplemented training for many teaching hospitals in the States and in Canada.

The Lancaster Course in Ophthalmology will be held as a virtual online course in 2024. The four week course will provide contemporary and extensive coverage of the basic and clinical sciences in Ophthalmology. Residents and practicing ophthalmologists and optometrists are all welcome to attend. In addition to live lectures delivered via Zoom, the faculty will share a wealth of recordings for students to access in the online gallery at their convenience.

After the lectures are delivered and recorded, they will also be loaded in the gallery.




Our Students

Our course has reached medical students all over the world including Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Philippines, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Vietnam. 

“Looking at the slides with pathologists pointing out details of relevance is much more effective than memorizing a picture from a textbook”

“3D anatomy lecture by Dr. Morton was amazing”

from previous in person course

“Having a clinical picture to associate with each path slide was most helpful”

“Dr. Morton’s 3D anatomy presentation was one of the best experiences I’ve had thus far in my education”

from previous in person course

“Dr. Young: a treasure chest of clinical pearls and other gems”

“Pathology session was surprisingly enjoyable thanks to the great lecturers”

“Really enjoyed each lecturer’s enthusiasm”

from previous in person course

“Really enjoyed the sensory motor teting/practical session with Drs. Azar and Kazlas”

from previous in person course

Course Contacts & Faculty

Lucy H. Young M.D., Ph.D.

Course Director

Harvard Medical School
Mass. Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114-3096

Marjorie FitzGerald


Colby College
4750 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901

Phone: 207-859-4750
Fax: 207-859-4055

Enrollment Process

Download and complete the registration form.

For additional questions you can contact us via the e-mail, complete the contact us form, or call us at (207) 859-4750.

We look forward to the Lancaster experience with you!

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