Resident Research Award Policy

Eligible residents/fellows are:
At the OGME2 level or higher

-Enrolled in a GME program at a Texas OPTI affiliated institution

receipt of official notification of the acceptance of a scholarly work
poster or podium presentation for a national specialty society or other
national AOA meeting

-Recommended by their Program Director and/or Director of Medical Education

are eligible for ONE (1) stipend award package during the training
program. Individuals who receive an award during their primary
residency and subsequently enroll in fellowship at a Texas OPTI
affiliated institution would also be eligible for an award in the
context of their new training program.

Award package includes:

$500 stipend

-Poster production at UNTHSC, production cost and mailing to resident/fellow paid by the Texas OPTI

-Scholarly work recognition in the Texas OPTI newsletter


Complete the application for consideration

application and official acceptance notification to the OPTI Academic
Office by appropriate deadline, for approval by Academic Officer

Point includes acknowledgement of sponsorship by UNTHSC & Texas
OPTI (poster template to be provided at the time of acceptance)

Congratulations to our latest recipients!

  • Dr. Kay Houser at Texas A&M University (AMSSM)
  • Dr. Laura Marsh at Texas A&M University (AMSSM)
  • Dr. Jason Savikko at JPS Health Network (AOCR)

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