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How to Apply

How to Apply

Application process

The NYMC participates in the Ophthalmology Residency Matching Program established by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO). The AUPO sponsors the matching process and is responsible for the 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.


July 1: Applicant portal opens. Program interview dates are posted on SFM website Applicants are encouraged to register as early as possible to allow time to apply and for interviews.

July-September 7: CAS Target Date. This is the Target Date for applicants to complete the requirements for application distribution. This is NOT a deadline. Altus Casper Ophthalmology test dates: July to September

Interview Dates: November 11 and 16, and December 8

January 20 Match Deadline: All rank lists must be submitted by 12:00 PM (noon) PST. After the deadline rank lists, choices will be locked, and no changes can be made.

February 1 Match Results (programs and U.S.): Match results are made available to programs and US medical schools through the SF Match system. A login is required to view results.

February 1 Match Results (applicants): Match results are available to applicants. A login is required to view results.