Medical Student Resources

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 information to assist medical students applying to ophthalmology this year. 



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, recognize the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our learners and potential residency applicants. We have created an information sheet where we have outlined considerations for the ophthalmology match application process.

Ophthalmology Match Information Sheet

2020-21 Ophthalmology Residency Match FAQs

Ophthalmology Match Letters of Recommendation FAQ

SF Match Ophthalmology Residency Applicant Webinar Handout

2020-2021 Ophthalmology Match Timeline

Due to various consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, AUPO has modified the previously published timeline for the 2020-2021 ophthalmology match cycle.  Details are available on the SF Match website and in a helpful diagram format. We will continue to proactively monitor the effect of the pandemic and make adjustments if warranted.

2020-2021 Timeline Document

Ophthalmology Residency Match Report 2020


AAO/AUPO Webinar: 2020 Advice for the Ophthalmology Residency Match Season

In this 90-minute webinar with Q&A, department chair, medical student and resident educators in ophthalmology shared guidance about applying for this year’s ophthalmology residency match. Presenters covered tips related to personal statements, rotations, letters of recommendation, virtual interviews, assessing residency program fit, integrated internships, and more.

View the webinar handout here.
View a recording of the webinar here.