Retina Fellowship Program

The UTMB Health Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Department supports and encourages medical students who wish to pursue a career in the field of ophthalmology. UTMB medical students who have an interest in ophthalmology can further immerse themselves by taking electives, contributing in research, writing publications, and participating in the Ophthalmology Student Organization (OSO).

Medical Student Rotations
For information on elective opportunities and availability at the UTMB Health Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, please contact the Registrar's office at the Enrollment Services Department. Students from schools other than UTMB Health must complete an application form available from the Registrar's office at 409-772-1215 to confirm eligibility for enrollment. For additional information visit their website at www.utmb.edu/enrollmentservices.

Research
Both basic science and clinical research opportunities are available at UTMB Health Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Medical students can develop a self-directed research project through the Ophthalmology Research Elective or can work on existing projects with OVS residents and faculty. Presentation of research through a poster or publication is encouraged. Please contact Karen Long at klong@utmb.edu for the most up to date information about research opportunities.

Medical student projects in the past have won awards and been presented at international meetings. For a list of previous as well as ongoing medical student research, please click here.

Ophthalmology Student Organization
The UTMB Health Ophthalmology Student Organization helps students learn more about the exciting field of ophthalmology. It encourages students to have an interest in ophthalmology, provides opportunities to interact with faculty, and helps the community see better one eye at a time.

Go to the OSO website or Facebook page to learn more.