Resident Writer's Award Winner

December 15, 2005

Jason T. Halverson, MD, a senior ophthalmology resident at Albert Florens Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, was named the winner of the third annual Ophthalmology Times Resident Writer's Award Program—presented during the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Halverson's winning submission is featured here. He was nominated by David T. Vroman, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology, Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery, Albert Florens Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina.

Jason T. Halverson, MD, a senior ophthalmology resident at Albert Florens Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, was named the winner of the third annual Ophthalmology Times Resident Writer's Award Program-presented during the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Halverson's winning submission is featured here. He was nominated by David T. Vroman, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology, Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery, Albert Florens Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Halverson received his medical degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina. There, he was one of 18 students selected to participate in a unique problem-based learning program during the first 2 years of basic science medical education before distinguishing himself with honors on nearly every clinical rotation. He is a native of Utah and received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Utah. As a resident, Dr. Halverson has developed an interest in international ophthalmology and recently returned from a trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as volunteer faculty with ORBIS International. Current research interests include work with David T. Vroman, MD, and the Magill Research Center on the assessment of functional near vision in patients undergoing surgical correction for presbyopia. He has worked extensively with editors at Charleston's daily newspaper to develop and print a unique near vision assessment tool. Upon completion of his residency next summer, Dr. Halverson plans to practice comprehensive ophthalmology and is currently interviewing for a position with practices in Utah, Idaho, and the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Halverson and his wife Dr. Nicole Halverson, a family medicine physician, live in Mt. Pleasant, SC, with their infant son Hank.

The Albert Florens Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina is South Carolina's leading eye-care provider. Our mission is to advance the science of ophthalmology and meet the eye-care needs of the public by committing to care, to teach, to serve, and to discover. Resident education is central to our mission. Our 3-year residency program provides residents with exceptional educational and research support, excellent surgical volume, a comprehensive physical facility, and a well-trained, dedicated faculty. A full 5-year ACGME accreditation contributes to our national reputation for excellence in residency education.