The mission of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) is to serve, strengthen, and represent departments of ophthalmology; to provide support and information to departmental chairs and other faculty members; to promote excellence in ophthalmic education; to foster vision research; and to promote excellence in eye care in order to ensure the best possible vision for the public.
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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.
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