After speaking with my colleagues at various meetings and other institutions, I can honestly say that my residency experience at UTMB was one of a kind. At our main clinics in the Galveston area, we have fantastic technicians, administration, and, of course, faculty. We also have 24 hour access to a wet lab and EyeSi cataract simulator. Our program also enlists the help of other sister institutions to add to the breadth of our training. We study at the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center, Methodist Hospital, and the Orlando VA Ophthalmology Clinic. There is an effort to get residents involved in surgical cases as early as the first year. The residents participate in a resident-run clinic in conjunction with the TDCJ all three years and have the opportunity to volunteer at a community eye clinic on a monthly basis. A focus on oral problem solving cases each week during the weekly case conferences allows for preparation for the oral boards. All of these features of the residency program, and so much more, make for a truly unique residency experience that has allowed me to successfully complete further training in an oculoplastics fellowship and secure my dream job post-training. I am indebted to the experiences I had at UTMB for making me the ophthalmologist I am today.