President's Page

Hank Wynn - Class of 2013
PRESIDENT: Elected May 6, 2012

As the SIGIO president for 2012-2013, I would like to extend my welcome and enthusiasm to UT medical students looking to learn more about ophthalmology. I have had an interest in ophthalmology since the beginning of medical school, but it was not until the middle part of my third year that I firmly decided to pursue the specialty. I can now say that the more I learn about the field, the more involved I want to become, and I am excited to be in a position to share my interest with other students who are still in the process of specialty exploration.

On August 15th with a table at Organization Day and a follow-up meeting the next evening, we will begin our quarterly interest group meetings. These evening sessions are an opportunity to hear talks from faculty members on topics like “Why Ophthalmology?” as well as a chance to interact with other students interested in the specialty.

The interest group continues to be involved with various service projects including VisionWalk and an ever-increasing number of community glaucoma screenings. These screenings are an excellent way to both serve our community’s medical needs and gain experience with some of ophthalmology’s basic examination techniques, and we are always looking for volunteers.

I am excited about the upcoming year, and I ask anyone interested in learning more about ophthalmology to keep an eye out for our meetings and screening events. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the specialty, and I am happy to answer questions about finding clinical experience and research opportunities.

Serving with me as vice president is John Prenshaw.

Past Presidents:

  • Priya Sahu, Class of 2009 President 2007 - 2008
  • Vikram Saini, Class of 2010 President 2008 - 2009
  • Kevin Childers, Class of 2011 President 2009 - 2010
  • Scott Barb Class of 2012 President 2010 - 2011
  • Will Grover Class of 2012 President 2011 - 2012

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