Department of Ophthalmology

Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellowship Admissions and Benefits


At the time of appointment, the fellow should have satisfactorily completed 36 months of residency training in the United States in a program approved by the Residency Review Committee in Ophthalmology and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or in a Canadian program approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or an equivalent program. Matched applicants will be required to obtain a Texas Medical License prior to the July start date. See Eligibility Checklist.

The Texas Medical Board also requires that applicants pass a licensure examination (typically USMLE or COMLEX) acceptable to the Board. A complete listing of acceptable exams is found in the Texas Administrative Code §163.6. See Board Rules.


Application Requirements


The applicant must submit the following:

  • Mailed application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photograph
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Application Procedures


An application for the one-year clinical fellowship and a six or 12-month research observational fellowship can be obtained online or from:

Rogelio Hernandez 
Fellowship Program Coordinator
6701 Fannin St., Suite 610.25
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (832) 822-4224
Fax: (713) 796-8110

We participate in the San Francisco Match for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus fellowships. Please refer to the SFMatch website to register for the match and read about the new process for applying to Ophthalmology Fellowship training, which includes the Central Application System (CAS). Once registered, you can view our program listing on the SFMatch directory website for all required documents. Medical school transcript and CV are requested to be submitted separately in addition to the CAS requirements.

This fellowship participates in the Ophthalmology Fellowship Match.

For any questions, please contact:

August Colenbrander, M.D.
P.O. Box 7784
San Francisco, CA 94120-7584
Phone: (415) 447-0350


Benefits and Stipend


Medical, Dental, Life and Vision coverage is available for both the fellows and their dependents. The fellow will be provided with PGY5 Stipend. More information including costs will be provided upon matching with the fellowship program.