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UCSF Ophthalmology Residency Program Application Information


Residency Coordinator:
Regina Akhmadullina

Essential Application Information:
Apply through SF Match 
2021 Deadline for Applications: 9/1/2021
2021 Resident Interview Dates: November 4th & 18th, December 2nd and 16th
2021 Open House: January 13th, 2022 & January 20th, 2022 (open to all interviewees to come visit in person)
Important Information about the Ophthalmology Match and USMLE Step 2:
The UCSF Department of Ophthalmology will review and consider all applicants for interviews in ophthalmology, regardless of whether or not they have taken both portions of the USMLE Step 2 at the time of their application.
Regarding Supplemental Materials:
The Department of Ophthalmology does not review supplemental materials sent directly to the Department. All application materials are reviewed using SF Match and must be submitted directly to that service.
Applicants are eligible for appointment to the Department of Ophthalmology if they meet one of the following requirements:

  • Graduate of a US or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
  • Graduate of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the US accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.
  • Graduates of medical school outside of the United States and Canada who either: (i) Have a currently valid certificate from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical  Graduates prior to appointment, or (ii) Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction in which they are in training.

All applicants entering ophthalmology training programs must have taken a post-graduate clinical year (PGY-1) in a program accredited by either the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The PGY-1 year must include training in which the resident has primary responsibility for patient care in fields such as internal medicine, neurology, pediatrics, surgery, family practice, or emergency medicine. At minimum, six months of this year must be a broad experience in direct patient care.