The Houston Ophthalmological Society (HOS)
The Houston Ophthalmological Society is comprised of ophthalmologists ("Eye M.D." physicians and surgeons) from Houston and the surrounding regions. Regular meetings are held with national experts in various ophthalmic subspecialties. They support the education and training of residents and fellows through their partnership with Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Society members provide eyecare to their community, participate in local and international volunteer services, conduct research, and teach.
The mission of the Houston Ophthalmological Society is to promote the highest standard of ethical, compassionate patient care; present the latest advances in medical and surgical ophthalmology and the basic sciences through sponsorship of continuing medical education by internationally recognized experts; foster collegial exchange of knowledge and fellowship within the ophthalmic community, and deepen the educational experience of regional ophthalmologists-in-training; and prevent blindness and restore sight through development and support of medical outreach programs
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Grand Rounds are a core feature of education in the residency program, not only for residents, but for faculty and staff alike. The resident moderator or MC will be responsible for programming the education content of the rounds, and he/she will be evaluated for leadership development as well as for interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism competencies. The PGY-3 TDC rotation resident will serve as MC for 3 months. Detailed guidelines for 30-minute Grand Rounds presentations are provided at the beginning of residency, but generally include:
• Must be a case with which you were somehow involved
• Should be a case of a somewhat broad interest
• Make sure your faculty discussant is available
Topics should include:
• CPC (Clinical-Pathological-Correlation)
• Unknown Diagnosis
• Management Dilemma
• Surgical Technique