All applicants entering ophthalmology training programs must have taken a post-graduate clinical year (PGY-1) in a program accredited by either the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The PGY-1 year must include training in which the resident has primary responsibility for patient care in fields such as internal medicine, neurology, pediatrics, surgery, family practice or emergency medicine. At minimum, six months of this year must be a broad experience in direct patient care. A Texas Physician in Training Permit is required.
Applications must be submitted two years prior to the beginning of the residency. We participate in the Central Application Service (CAS) of the Ophthalmology Matching Program (OMP). We suggest that you contact the OMP regarding application forms and procedures. We do not require a supplemental application. Write or call:
655 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
San Francisco Matching Program
Invitations for interviews will be sent to selected candidates in September, October and November. Interviewing will usually be completed by the middle of December with the match in January.
Applicants are selected on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities. There is no discrimination with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status. Foreign medical graduate visas accepted: J1 and H1B. www.ecfmg.org
Questions and further information should be directed to:
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1106