Residency Application Process
Ophthalmology Residency Training Program
All applicants for first-year residency positions in ophthalmology participate in the Ophthalmology Matching Program sponsored by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.
Interviews are granted during the 18-20 months prior to entry into the program on July 1. Dr. Dan B. Jones, Sid W. Richardson Professor, Distinguished Service Professor and Margarett Root Brown Chair; Dr. Elizabeth Baze, director, Residency Training Program, and selected members of the full-time faculty and residents participate in the interviews of invited applicants and the ranking of candidates for the matching program.
The department uses the Central Application Service and accepts only applications sent directly from the CAS office. All interested applicants should contact the Central Application Service for Ophthalmology:
Central Application Services (CAS)
PO Box 7584
San Francisco, California 94120
415-447-0351 or 415-61-8535
Review of completed applications for interview selection begins as CAS applications are received; this occurs prior to the Nov. 1 release of Dean's letters.
Approximately 70 applicants will be selected for interviews. Interviews will be conducted in October, November, and December. Applicants invited for an interview will be contacted by phone and by e-mail between Sept. 15 and Dec. 1. When possible, a choice of interview dates will be offered. All interview sessions will be conducted on Mondays and last all day.
Candidates generally meet with five faculty members, tour the Cullen Eye Institute, Alkek Eye Center, McPherson Retina Center, Ben Taub General Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and the Michael E. DeBakey Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and have lunch with current residents in the program. Applicants who wish to check on the status of their applications should call 713-798-5945 or e-mail email@example.com. Supplemental materials in addition to the CAS Application are not required by the Department of Ophthalmology.
Applicants not selected for an interview will be promptly notified by mail or e-mail. Baylor College of Medicine sponsors the J1 and H1 visa.
Residents are selected for their potential as ophthalmologists to be exceptional clinicians and scientists. The department seeks residents who will possess and embody high personal and professional standards, take advantage of educational opportunities, and work together in the program. In return, the faculty pledges to support these residents in every possible way to develop and achieve their career goals.