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Welcome to the Ophthalmology Residency at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin!

Our program’s mission is to train excellent ophthalmologists who are prepared to tackle the current challenging landscape of medicine. Our aim is to not only produce excellent clinicians, but also leaders in medicine who will help shape the way both ophthalmology and medicine are practiced moving forward.

Our department is an academic and private partnership with 38 ophthalmology faculty members dedicated toward training our future residents. Our chair, Jane Edmond, has placed an emphasis on creating a team-based, friendly and lateral culture that equally values every part of our department, from our technicians to our faculty.

Our unique didactic curriculum is holistic and has an emphasis on out-of-the box thinking. Our program will have lecture schedules specifically tailored toward each PGY level, group workshops to promote critical thinking and monthly sessions to teach medical billing. Residents can also be involved in one of the highlights of any residency program at Dell Med — the Distinction in Care Transformation track.

Our department has been fortunate to receive a $20 million gift from Mitchel and Shannon Wong, who are both ophthalmologists that practice in Austin. Both doctors are actively involved within our department and have a great interest in supporting our residents. Their generous gift has allowed us to build a new eye institute with the best equipment available in both the clinics and operating rooms, and also allowed us to start construction on a state-of-the art wet lab for our medical students and residents.

On behalf of our entire faculty and the city of Austin, we are all excited to welcome our future residents and colleagues.

Gene Kim, M.D.