Ophthalmology Residency Program
The goal of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Ophthalmology Residency Program is to train general clinical ophthalmologists who are prepared to enter a general ophthalmology practice after residency. Every resident who has completed the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Ophthalmology Residency Program in the past 24 years has been certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
The Scott & White Eye Institute Ophthalmology Residency Program is based on a three-year curriculum designed to equip each graduating resident with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain certification through the American Board of Ophthalmology and practice general ophthalmology independently and competently.
The Scott & White Eye Institute is an integral part of the Scott & White Clinic and Hospital system that is widely recognized for quality patient care throughout the Central Texas area. The Scott & White Clinic is affiliated with Texas A&M University School of Medicine and with the Olin E. Teague Veterans Administration Hospital. These affiliations serve to expand the scope and quality of our medical education and research.
The Scott & White Ophthalmology Residency Program recently expanded to accept three residents per year of training. Residents who match with our program are given the option of completing a rotating internship at Scott & White that is designed to create a solid foundation for a career in ophthalmology. The Scott & White Ophthalmology Residency Program has a long history of excellence. Our current residents and alumni as a group have scored well above the national average on the nationally standardized OKAP examination every year for the past 21 years. No graduated resident during that time period has failed to obtain board certification.
Each senior staff ophthalmologist at the Scott & White Eye Institute is a full-time Scott & White physician who is committed to resident education. Our faculty includes board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians in every major ophthalmologic subspecialty including: retina/vitreous, cornea and external disease, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastic surgery, ophthalmic pathology and refractive surgery.
Research at the Scott & White Eye Institute is primarily focused on the Retinal Vascular Research Program led by Lih Kuo, PhD, who fills the Kruse Chair for Ophthalmology Research. Dr. Robert Rosa, who serves as clinical director for the research program, coordinates the resident research rotation. Several members of the Eye Institute faculty are actively involved in clinical research and a variety of multi-center trials.
The beautiful state-of-the-art Scott & White Eye Institute opened April of 2003. The building, located near the main clinic and hospital complex in Temple, is also home to the Ambulatory Surgery Center. The Eye Institute significantly enhances the quality of the residency program by providing additional space for dedicated resident eye lanes, offices, a beautiful conference room and ophthalmology library.
We believe the Scott & White Ophthalmology Residency Program provides the resident with outstanding didactic education, clinical experience, surgical experience and exposure to cutting-edge research. We strive to provide this training in a friendly environment with an emphasis on quality patient care, mutual respect among all members of the healthcare team, and a solid moral and ethical foundation reflected in our professional and personal lives.