Application Process

  • Application Process

    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:

    SF Match
    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.

  • Requirements

    All applicants entering ophthalmology training programs must have completed 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.

    In accordance with new ACGME requirements for Ophthalmology, we are transitioning to a joint preliminary year with Internal Medicine at UTMB, allowing for substantive exposure to Ophthalmology during the PGY-1 year along with a rich and varied preliminary training year in Internal Medicine.  If you successfully match into our UTMB Ophthalmology program, you will be expected to complete your internship in Internal Medicine at UTMB.  You will still need to apply for the PGY-1 preliminary UTMB Internal Medicine program through ERAS, but your interview for this program will occur at the time that you interview for Ophthalmology residency.

  • Resident Benefits

    OVS provides all Ophthalmology residents:

    - Resident Lenses: 2 lenses provided - 78D, 20D or 90D (special pricing available for purchase of additional lenses)

    - Basic Science Books (BCSC series) at beginning of residency

    - Tuition/fees reimbursement for choice of review course (once during residency), amount of up to $300.00

    - $1000 developmental fund to be used towards educational endeavors at UTMB, e.g. meeting attendance, books; etc.

    - OKAP Examination fees

    - AAO attendance - all PGY-4 residents allowed to attend  

    - Travel Stipend for research meeting at which an abstract has been accepted as first author  

    - Housing / parking provided for all off-site rotations (Houston and Orlando, FL)

    - 5 days paid leave for fellowship interviews during PGY-4 year

    - Subsidized Parking

    Vacation, Sick Leave, Meeting Time

    - Vacation: 12 days of paid vacation per year

    - USMLE Examination: administrative leave allowed

    - Meeting Time: 5 working days during the PGY-4 year

    - Additional meeting time granted if presenting at meetings

    Insurance and Salaries
    : Current information at

  • Questions and further information should be directed to:

    Dana Wyatt
    Residency/Fellowship Coordinator
    The University of Texas Medical Branch
    Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    301 University Blvd.
    Galveston, TX 77555-1106

    409-747-5402 fax

Residency Information

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