AUPO’s mission is to ensure the best possible vision for the public by serving, strengthening, and representing departments of ophthalmology.
They support ophthalmic educators, vision research, and excellence in eye care.
AUPO members include ophthalmologists who are Chairs of departments/divisions of ophthalmology in medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in the United States: heads of departments/divisions of ophthalmology with ophthalmology residency training programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in other teaching institutions in the United States, and heads of departments/divisions of ophthalmology accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada and affiliated with a Canadian medical school. Other members include ophthalmologists who are heads of departments/divisions of ophthalmology with ophthalmology residency programs that have merged or otherwise combined departments/divisions of ophthalmology in situations where at least one of the merged or combined departments/divisions of ophthalmology was either affiliated with a medical school accredited by the LCME or had an ophthalmology residency training program accredited by the ACGME.
AUPO Annual Meeting AUPO Program Director's Council
Lisa Brown, AUPO Manager