Resident FAQs

Resident FAQ

Yes. During the first week of orientation you will complete Graduate Medical Education modules for EPIC, Compliance and Benefits. You will begin taking call during orientation with our senior residents using a buddy system.. The second and third week of orientation are involved with sub-specialty modules, standardized patients and understanding the diverse procedures and opportunities we have in our ophthalmology clinic. You will become familiar with your rotations to which you are assigned and get to know the clinics, surgery, ER and other facilities on campus.
We accept four positions into each year of residency.

Duty hours are defined as all clinical and academic activities related to the residency program, i.e., patient care (both inpatient and outpatient), administrative duties related to patient care, the provision for transfer of patient care, time spent in-house during call activities, and scheduled academic activities such as conferences. Duty hours do not include reading and preparation time spent away from the duty site.

Duty hours will be limited to 80 hours per week, averaged over a four-week period.

Residents must be provided with one day in seven free from all educational and clinical responsibilities, averaged over a four-week period, inclusive of call. One day is defined as one continuous 24-hour period free from all clinical, educational and administrative activities.

Adequate time for rest and personal activities must be provided. This should consist of a 10-hour time period provided between all daily duty periods.

At-home call (or pager call) approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee:

  • The frequency of at-home call is not subject to the every-third-night, or 24+6 limitation. However, at-home call must not be so frequent as to preclude rest and reasonable personal time for each resident.
  • Residents taking at-home call must be provided with one day in seven completely free from all educational and clinical responsibilities, averaged over a four-week period.
  • When residents are called into the hospital from home, the hours residents spend in-house are counted toward the 80-hour limit.
Yes. There is an on-site library within the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences on the second floor for residents, faculty and staff. Moody Medical Library on the UTMB campus is available for further research. UTMB also provides online access to the Moody Medical Library, with PubMed and other databases available by remote login.

Moody Medical Library
Yes. There is a Residents' Office which has workstations and desktop computers for individual use.
Yes. Parking is provided at a discounted rate for residents throughout the UTMB campus. Free parking is available within walking distance to the OVS building.

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