Medical Student Resources

The following information is shared to assist medical students applying to ophthalmology. Additional resources are available through the SFMatch and American Academy of Ophthalmology websites.

Medical Students


Ophthalmology Match Information & FAQs

The leaders of the AUPO Program Directors Council (PDC) and the Medical Student Educators Council (MSEC), together with the San Francisco Match (SF Match) and the AUPO Board of Trustees, are pleased to provide learners and potential residency applicants with information and considerations for the ophthalmology match application process.

Ophthalmology Match Information Sheet

2021-22 Ophthalmology Residency Match FAQs

Ophthalmology Match Letters of Recommendation FAQ

SF Match Ophthalmology Residency Applicant Webinar Handout

2021-2022 Ophthalmology Match Timeline

We are pleased to share the current year's Ophthalmology Residency Match Timeline for Applicants. Details are also available on the SF Match website and in a helpful diagram format.

2021-2022 Timeline Document

Ophthalmology Residency Match Report 2021

Virtual Electives


AUPO/AAO Webinar: 2022 Advice for the Ophthalmology Residency Match Season

Wednesday, June 1
5:00 PDT / 6:00 MDT / 7:00 CDT / 8:00 EDT 

In this 90-minute webinar with Q&A, department chairs, medical student and resident educators in ophthalmology will share guidance about applying for this year’s ophthalmology residency match. Presenters will cover tips related to personal statements, rotations, letters of recommendation, interviews, assessing residency program fit, integrated internships, and new features of the match.

Click here to register for the webinar.

AUPO/AAO Webinar: 2021 Advice for the Ophthalmology Residency Match Season

Click here for the webinar handout.
Click here for the webinar slides.
Click here for a list of questions and answers submitted during the webinar.

A video recording of the webinar is available here.