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Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Residency

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About the Program

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The Ophthalmology Residency Program in the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine provides outstanding clinical and surgical training with extensive exposure to every ophthalmic subspecialty. Our nationally renowned and fully ACGME-accredited program (#13 in Doximity’s 2020 program ranking) offers a wide array of training opportunities in one of the most advanced medical centers in the world. 

Our comprehensive, three-year program admits six trainees per year for a total of 18 ophthalmology residents (postgraduate years two-four). In addition to our core group of residents, we have also partnered with Baylor’s Department of Medicine in a joint internship program that provides our incoming residents with a broad PGY1 experience that includes three-four months of dedicated ophthalmic education.

Throughout the course of their residency, our trainees work in multiple and varied clinical settings that encompass the unbeatable educational triad of private, public, and governmental health care delivery. These facilities include Baylor’s Alkek Eye Center, Ben Taub General Hospital (in the Harris Health System), the Michael E. Debakey Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, CHI/St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital. All of our clinics and hospitals are located less than two miles from each other within the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center. 

Our focus is to provide our residents with superb education in all aspects of ophthalmology that empower them to pursue the career of their choice - comprehensive or subspecialty ophthalmology in an academic or private practice setting.

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Program Curriculum

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Our curriculum offers depth of clinical and surgical training, and exposure to a diverse patient population.

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Resident Wellness

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Resident wellness is an important aspect of the program including safety precautions related to COVID-19. Our benefits page provides information about our wellness programs.  

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Affiliations with leading research and healthcare institutions in and around the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest healthcare complex, provide access to an exceptionally diverse array of people and resources.

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