ICO International Fellowship

A three month International Fellowship is organized by ICO to help promising young ophthalmologists improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives of ophthalmology.  Fellows are expected to take their acquired knowledge and skills back to their own countries and participate in programs to preserve vision and prevent blindness.

More than 100 Training Institutions around the world have agreed to provide their services for free to the ICO Fellows, thus providing ICO Fellows with excellent scientific and clinical training.  Fellows are taught practical ophthalmological skills and are encouraged to work directly with patients.

Applicants for ICO International Fellowships who have passed the International Basic and Clinical Examinations will be given preference in consideration for Fellowships but passing the Examinations is neither a prerequisite nor a guarantee of a Fellowship.        

Lifeline Express has set up a financial assistance program to sponsor candidates for the ICO International Fellowship.

Lifeline Express/PricewaterhouseCoopers Overseas Fellowship Scholarships

2014

Name Organization Training Centre / Hosting Country Time Specialty
Nie Hongping Peking University First Hospital USA, Edward S.Harkness Eye Institute in New York 12.2014-02.2015 Vitreo-Retinal Surgery
Wang Ting China Academy of C.M.S Eye Hospital Jules Stein Institute in Los Angeles,UCLA
or Duke eye Institute in Durham
2014 Vitreo-Retinal Surgery

2013

Name Organization Training Centre / Hosting Country Time Specialty
Qi Hong Peking University Eye Center Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School 2013 Cornea/External Diseases and Cataract

2012

Name Organization Training Centre / Hosting Country Time Specialty
Zhang Lei Eye Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences USA 09.2012-11.2012 Cataract
Hou Xianru Peking University People's Hospital Germany 07.2012-10.2012 Cataract and Glaucoma
Gao Xinxiao Beijing An-zhen Hospital Japan 06.2012-08.2012 Retina
Song Ying Renji Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao
Tong University School of Medicine,
USA 06.2012-09.2012 Vitreous and Retina
Zhang Guihua Shantou International EyeCenter Britain 05.2012-07.2012 Retina
Wang Yu Tianjin Medical University Eye Centre Britain 04.2012-06.2012 Medical Retina and Uveitis
Chen Xin Beijing An-zhen Hospital New York, USA 03.2012-05.2012 Cataract Surgery
Zhao Hongshu Beijing Tongren Hospital Wheaton Eye Clinic,
Illinois, USA
03.2012-05.2012 Fundus Diseases

2011

Name Organization Training Centre / Hosting Country Time Specialty
Zhang Yu Peking University Eye Center New York, USA 09.2011-11.2011 Cornea and External Diseases
Huang Chukai Shantou International Eye Center Heidelberg, Germany 08.2011-10.2011 Cataract and Glaucoma
Cao Xusheng Beijing Tongren Hospital New York,USA 05.2011-07.2011 Uveitis

2010

Name Organization Training Centre / Hosting Country Time Specialty
Zhao Wei Guangzhou Children's Hospital Wheaton Eye Clinic,
Illinois, USA
09.2010-11.2010 Pediatric Ophthalmology
Zhao Meng Beijing Tongren Hospital New York Eye and EarInfirmary,
USA
03.2010-05.2010 Uveitis
Ho Tsung-Yu   The New York Eye and EarInfirmary,USA 2010 Glaucoma

2009

Name Organization Training Centre / Hosting Country Time Specialty
Wang Geng Shantou International Eye Center Germany 11.2009-02.2010  
Hu Xiaofeng Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital Doheny, LA, USA 10.2009-01.2010 Retina

2008

Name Organization Training Centre / Hosting Country Time Specialty
Xu Yimin Peking University Eye Center USA 11.2008-02.2009 Retina & Vitreo
Zhao Lin Peking University Eye Center USA 11.2008-02.2009 Retina & Vitreo