• UCSF Ophthalmology Residency Program
  • UCSF Ophthalmology Residency Program
  • UCSF Ophthalmology Residency Program
  • UCSF Ophthalmology Residency Program
  • UCSF Ophthalmology Residency Program
  • UCSF Ophthalmology Residency Program
  • UCSF Ophthalmology Residency Program
  • UCSF Ophthalmology Residency Program

UCSF Ophthalmology Residency Program Application Information


Residency Coordinator:
Regina Akhmadullina


Essential Application Information:
Apply through SF Match 2023 Deadline for Applications: 9/1/20232023 Resident Interview Dates: November 9th, 16th & 30th, December 7th

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 they have taken 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.

“I chose UCSF because coming from Princeton, where the faculty really focused on undergraduate education, I valued UCSF’s strong emphasis on resident education; I never feel like the fellows detract from our experience. I also like the range of sites providing both attending teaching and resident autonomy, and how clinically strong the graduates are from this program. Finally, the integrated intern year was a great way to start my clinical training, research, and life in San Francisco a year early, and be part of an even larger learning community at UCSF.”

Jonathan Li, MDJonathan Li, MDResident, Class of 2020