Upon completion of the first-year training, the second-year fellow will be expected to assume the care of more complex surgical and medical retinal pathology. Portions of the year are again spent with Drs. El-Annan and Elkeeb. In addition, the fellow will act as primary surgeon on patients coming out of the private clinics, including those from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under the supervision of a retina attending. The goal is to keep the senior fellow as primary surgeon to the limit of his/her ability. There is ample opportunity for the senior fellow to perform laser photocoagulation, scleral buckling surgery, vitrectomy and lensectomy.
Unique Fellowship Features
- Opportunity to understand vitreoretinal complications of cancer and cancer treatment at MDACC
- Train in a diversity of settings, including private, institutional and academic with nationally trained faculty, both in medical and surgical retina
- Success in training for private practice and academic careers
- Fellows are appointed as junior faculty in the department
Applicants must obtain a full and unrestricted Texas medical license at the beginning of the fellowship.
Applications must be submitted in July and August of the preceding year. We participate in the Central Application Service (CAS) of the Ophthalmology Fellowship Matching Program (OMFP). We suggest that you contact the OMFP regarding application forms and procedures. Write or call:
655 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
San Francisco Matching Program
Applicants are selected on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities. There is no discrimination with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Questions and further information should be directed to:
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1106