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Program Type:  Military Medical Center

Location:  San Antonio, Texas

Accredited:  Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Program Length:  39 months*

  • *PGY1:  joint preliminary year, 3 months Ophthalmology rotations completed in either Transitional Year or General Surgery
  • *PGY2-4:  36 months

Required Pre-Requisite Training:  Medical School Graduation, if prior completed internship, may start at Post Graduate Year (PGY)-2 level with approval.

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  No, however, any candidates who do have not completed a joint preliminary year in either Transitional Year or Surgery with 3 months of Ophthalmology rotations may need to complete another internship year with three integrated ophthalmology rotations.

Total Approved Complement:  PGY2-4: 18

Approved per Year (if applicable):  6

Dedicated research year offered:  No

Medical Student Rotation availability:  3rd and 4th Year

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH):  No

Program Phone Number:  210-292-6573

Program Email:

Program Hours of Operation:  Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Program Description

The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Ophthalmology Residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and is under the umbrella of the Graduate Medical Education Committee of SAUSHEC. Our primary military mission is to maintain the fighting force of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. We integrate this mission with our goals of providing excellent care for all beneficiaries and furthering your training in the art and science of ophthalmic medicine. Ophthalmology, however, like medicine in general, is not a cold scientific discipline, but a mixture of art and science applied to the individual needs of a patient. Scientific knowledge must be coupled with judgment and sensitivity so that the patient is treated as a whole person and not as an isolated eye disease.

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Scholarly and Professional Development Opportunities

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Applicant Information, Rotation and Interview Opportunities

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Contact Us

Ophthalmology Residency Program

Location: Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgery Center, 2nd Floor, C Wing

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