Medical Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship

Virtual Tour of the Department of Ophthalmology

The one-year Medical Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship provides advanced training and one-on-one mentorship to physicians who aim to stay abreast of the latest in technologic advancements in the diagnosis and management of neuro-ophthalmic conditions. The program is open to applicants who have completed residency training in either ophthalmology or neurology. 

The fellowship is tailored to the physician’s previous training and future interests in clinical practice and academic research. We offer protected time for trainees to conduct clinical research with the expectation that they will publish their work by the end of their fellowship year. This unique opportunity allows trainees to fully engage with weekly didactics and work with mentors and other clinical faculty in multiple subspecialties. The fellow will approach teaching residents and medical students from a multi-disciplinary background (neurology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, emergency medicine) and help form collaborative working relationships with specialties across UT Southwestern.

The fellow’s activities will include clinical patient care specific to the diagnosis and management of a broad range of neuro-ophthalmologic disorders, as well as participation in clinical trial research. The fellow will conduct their own clinical research with guidance from a mentor and attend/present at the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) annual meeting.  

Affiliated hospitals part of the Medical Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship program include Parkland Hospital, Children’s Medical Center, and John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

All clinics are fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including Humphrey visual field analyzers, Heidelberg Retina Tomography and optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Virtual Tour of the Department of Ophthalmology

Prerequisites

Candidates must have successfully completed ACGME (or Canadian equivalent) accredited ophthalmology or neurology residency training and be eligible to obtain a full Texas medical license or Physician in Training License. U.S. citizenship, permanent resident status, or willingness to accept J1 Visa sponsorship is required.

Application due date: August 31, 2024

2024 Interview dateTo be announced

Stipend: PGY5, no less than $80,521

Application

Applicants should submit their information via the Medical Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Application. Applications will be reviewed by the program director and division faculty, and appropriate candidates will be invited to an interview.

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