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