USMLE Suspending Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination

May 30, 2020

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) has decided to suspend Step 2 CS test administrations for the next 12-18 months. Read full announcement

Ophthalmology Match Timeline for 2020-2021

May 12, 2020

Due to various sequelae of the COVID-19 crisis, the AUPO has decided to modify the previously published timeline for the 2020-2021 ophthalmology match cycle.  We will continue to review this as the pandemic evolves, and will keep the membership apprised of any future changes.

Ophthalmology Match Timeline

2021 Ophthalmology Match Updates

May 09, 2020

In response to the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on medical education, as well as its potential effects throughout the upcoming interview season and match cycle, AUPO has developed an information document  to assist medical students applying to ophthalmology this year. 

2021 Ophthalmology Match Update Document

Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research - Nominations Open Through June 1

May 08, 2020

Nominations are open for the RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research ('The Weeks Award'). Established through the generosity of Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), an anonymous donor, and the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO), to annually recognize and celebrate an outstanding ophthalmic vision scientist whose research has made meaningful contributions to the understanding and/or treatment of potentially blinding eye disease. Read More

Nominations accepted through June 1. Review Criteria and Nomination Materials

Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education Nominations Open

Mar 10, 2020

The nomination period for the AUPO/AAO Straatsma Award for Resident Education is open through April 15. This award recognizes and celebrates an outstanding Program Director in ophthalmology. View Criteria and Nomination Materials

AUPO Academic Leadership Development Program Nominations Due November 15

Nov 08, 2019

The inaugural AUPO Academic Leadership Development program will debut in July 2020. Nominations are open through November 15, 2019. The purpose of this program is to identify individuals with the interest in and potential for leadership positions in academic ophthalmology. View Brochure or Nominate

Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring Program Annual Report 2018 - 2019

Sep 01, 2019

After a two-year pilot program, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology is pleased to share the 2018-2019 Annual Report for the Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring program. Read Report

ACGME Ophthalmology Milestones Comments Due Sept 3

Aug 15, 2019

A new draft of the ACGME ophthalmology Milestones are available for review. The Milestones reporting data, along with other survey results and comments, informed the changes. The Work Group also created a Supplemental Guide to enhance understanding of the Milestones. Feedback from end users is an important part of the process.

To comment by September 3, 2019 Complete the ophthalmology survey

Download a copy of the Ophthalmology Supplemental Guide draft


Residency and Fellowship Match Statistics Available

Mar 09, 2019

Review the latest statistics for ophthalmology residency and fellowship matches. 


Gender and Ethnicity Data for Ophthalmology Residency 2019

Mar 09, 2019

Updated gender and ethnicity data for ophthalmology residency for the years 2016 - 2019 is now available. View or download the report.