Our Goals

  • To introduce our students to the field of Ophthalmology.
  • To provide opportunities for exposure to clinical Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Research.
  • To assist in the application process for those who pursue Ophthalmology as a career.

About Us

All of our faculty members and residents are active in educating medical students in the field of ophthalmology. During the first and second years of medical school, students receive lectures and have practical sessions in eye examination techniques and in the identification and treatment of common and vision-threatening ocular conditions. During their third and fourth years, rotations are available during which they can work with our residents and faculty in the clinical setting.

Our programs are known for superb educational, clinical and surgical training. In addition to residents, our faculty support the training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. We also provide continuing medical education opportunities for practicing physicians via our weekly Grand Rounds and our annual Alamo City Clinical Ophthalmology Conference.


UT Health San Antonio offers a three-year ophthalmology residency. We seek highly motivated individuals with excellent academic qualifications. Residents are challenged in the clinical and surgical settings, and they are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the many research opportunities within our department.

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The purpose of UT Health San Antonio Fellowship is to advance education, research, and the quality of clinical practice in the fields of Ophthalmology.

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Medical Student Education

Meet our participating faculty. Learn about our courses and rotations. Read more information on early application. Join the Medical Students Ophthalmology Club.

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Continuing Medical Education

The UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine designates Ophthalmology Grand Rounds‘ educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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