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

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
    •  Complication
    •  Surgical Technique

National Meetings

ARVO - The Association for Reserch in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc. (ARVO) annual meeting is held during the first week in May, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The resident may attend only if presenting a paper or poster.

AAO - American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is held annually during the fall. Our residents attend in their third year. The department will pay for residents to attend this meeting once during residency, according to UTMB and Ophthalmology Department travel guidelines. The course(s) the resident will attend must be submitted to and approved by the Program Director.

ASCRS - The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) is an independent non-profit organization founded in August of 1974 to disseminate information about anterior segment ophthalmic surgery. Through its educational programs and services, ASCRS has become the physician’s primary source of up-to-date information on scientific developments within the field, as well as the regulatory decisions that affect ophthalmic practices.

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Journal Club

Journal Club is held once a month to discuss recent research with faculty and staff. The residents are required to read articles beforehand and participate during the meeting in discussions with their peers regarding the strengths or weaknesses behind the article. The purpose is to provide residents a time to critically appraise current literature in ophthalmology through discussions with faculty.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

The morbidity and mortality Conference is an important part of resident education. It provides a forum where both faculty and residents can examine improvements in patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, system-based practice and surgical skills.

Residency Information

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