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The Ophthalmology Residency program at Dell Medical School seeks candidates who want to grow as physicians and take part in a transformative educational experience aimed at bringing value to the health and well-being of patients. Residents will shape the program in a variety of domains, including clinical care, research, advocacy, teaching and equity and diversity.

The residency is an integrated program that partners with Dell Med’s Transitional Residency Program to provide nine months of traditional PGY-1 training and three months of ophthalmology training during the PGY-1 year. Applicants who apply and are selected for the residency will begin the 48-month training program in mid-June of the PGY-1 year.


Applicants with any of the following qualifications are eligible to apply for appointment to accredited residency programs:

  • Graduates of medical schools in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
  • Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the U.S. accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada who hold a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates prior to appointment.

How to Apply

Applicants are selected through the SF Match. All applications should be submitted through the SF Match Central Application Service. The following should be included in your application:

  • Personal statement.
  • Medical student performance evaluation (dean’s letter).
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals with whom you have worked and who can attest to your capabilities, personality, skills and suitability for residency training to become an ophthalmologist.
  • Medical school transcript(s).
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination and COMLEX scores, if applicable (Step I, II and CS when available).
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certification, as applicable.

The program seeks to establish a racially diverse resident cohort that celebrates differences of all kinds, contributes to an environment of inclusivity and promotes the values set forth in Dell Med’s mission statement.

Interview Process

Applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted by email. Interviews will take place in November and December. Interviewees will meet virtually with the program director and faculty and have a virtual tour of Dell Medical School and all training sites.