Overview - Ophthalmology Residency Match
The Ophthalmology Residency Matching Program was established in 1977 by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) to coordinate the PGY-2 appointments for ophthalmology training programs. The AUPO sponsors the matching process and is responsible for enforcement of applicable rules. The function of SF Match is strictly limited to processing the match.
The Ophthalmology Matching Program takes place in January and will be used to process all applicants who want to start their residency training in July of the following year. Applicants are responsible for ensuring they meet all prerequisites for eligibility prior to registering for the match.
All applicants must complete PGY-1 prerequisite training in an ACGME approved program prior to beginning PGY-2 Ophthalmology Residency. SF Match’s Central Application Service (CAS) distributes complete applications to programs electronically.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - CAS Target Date
Tuesday, January 5, 2017 12:00 PM PST - Match Deadline
Tuesday, January 12, 2017 - Match Results (programs and US medical schools)
Friday, January 13, 2017 - Match Results (applicants)
Friday, January 13, 2017
PGY-2 Ophthalmology Residency training begins.
An ophthalmologist – Eye M.D. – is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists are specially trained to provide the full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery.
Many ophthalmologists are also involved in scientific research into the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision problems.