Opthalmology

Core Career Advisors

  • USMLE Data
    USMLE Data
    UNR Med 2013 - 2019 U.S. Allopathic Seniors (2018)
    Step Matched Step Matched Unmatched
    Step 1 Mean  242 Step 1 Mean  244 228
    Step 2 Mean  251
  • PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2016-2018)
    PRECENTILE DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL MATCHED SENIORS (2016-2018)
     Criteria  UNR Med 25th 50th 75th
    Mean Step 1 Score 242 238 244 254

    Opthalmology Residency Stats

  • Outcomes of the 2019 Match
    Outcomes of the 2019 Match
     Year # Programs # Positions Offered # Unfilled Programs # U.S. Senior Applicants # Total Applicants % Filled US Seniors % Filled Total 
    PGY-1

    116 475 0 434 625 91.00% 100.00%
  • Should Applicants Do Away Rotations?

    Yes.

    Since UNR does not have an ophthalmology residency, it is advised that students planning on applying to ophthalmology residencies do an away rotation at an institution that has a residency program and where they would be interested in training.

  • UNR Med Away Rotation Placements 2013-2019
    • Louisiana State University School of Medicine
    • Medical College of South Carolina
    • Stanford University SOM
    • University of California, LA David Geffen
    • University of Texas South Western
    • University of Utah, Salt Lake City - Moran Eye Center
    • University of Virginia
    • Wills Eye Hospital-Pennsylvania-PA
  • Application Strategies

    Research?

    • Research will always improve an application but it is not a requirement. It doesn’t have to be Ophthalmology research either. 
    • Be prepared to talk about your work.                                                        

    Personal Statement

    • Demonstrate a genuine interest in Ophthalmology
    • Describe why you want to pursue a career ophthalmology
    • Include unique experiences, personal events and qualities that are relevant to the specialty

    Letters of Recommendation

    • Three (3) letters are recommended, a 4th can be from a research mentor
    • A Chair’s/Clerkship Director letter should be included
    • At least one letter from within the specialty
    • Additional letters can be sent to programs directly outside of CAS if allowed by program                                                               

    Application Timing

    • Ophthalmology is an early Match. Match Results are out Mid-January                                              

    Interviews

    • Program interviews are from October-November.
  • Online Resources
  • Matched Programs

    2019

    • U Arizona COM

    2017

    • U Alabama Med Ctr-Birmingham

    2012

    • Wills Eye Hospital-Pennsylvania-PA

    2011

    • University of Arizona Affil. Hosps.

    2010

    • University of Virginia

    2009

    • Mayo Clinic-Rochester MN
    • Medical College of South Carolina