The UTMB/HMH Ophthalmology residency program is greatly enriched by its strong ties to several notable institutions, through which residents obtain strong training in a variety of unique subspecialty environments. Where many residency programs center around a few facilities, such as a faculty clinic and a residency clinic at a county hospital or VA, our residents receive high-quality exposure to several major academic institutions, a unique resident clinic environment with a very broad array of pathologies, and strong hands-on training at several additional clinical and surgical sites.

Our away rotations are designed to enhance clinical and surgical skills in unique environments, and our residents leave each away rotation greatly enriched by their time with nationally-renowned members of their respective fields and exposure to very diverse patient populations spread out across several very distinct clinical environments. With combined NIH funding grants in excess of $200 million, residents also have multiple opportunities to engage in meaningful, high-impact research. The program provides fully funded housing at each away rotation, and our residents express great excitement regarding the unique experiences and opportunities they received at each location.

Operating Room


Consults, Contact Lens, Comprehensive-General, Cornea, Glaucoma, Low Vision, Oculoplastics, Optics, Pediatrics, Retina

Comprehensive/Cataract Surgical Rotation

  • Orlando VA Medical Center
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Faculty: Orlando VA Ophthalmology Faculty
  • PGY-4 residents for 3 months, housing provided


  • Joffe MediCenter
  • Bellaire, Texas
  • Faculty: Kevin H. Merkley, MD, MBA
  • PGY- 4 residents


  • Methodist Hospital
  • Houston, Texas
  • Faculty: HMH Ophthalmology Faculty
  • PGY-2 residents for 3 months, housing provided

Ocular Oncology

Community Service

Residency Information

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