Residency Application Process

Five first year residents enter the clinical residency program each July, including 1-2 SOAR residents in the SOAR program. Appointments to the residency program are made one and one-half years in advance through the Ophthalmology Matching Program.


Applicants must fulfill the eligibility and certification qualifications outlined by the ACGME, the American Board of Ophthalmology, the Medical Board of California, and the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the residency:
• Graduation from an LCME accredited medical school in the United States or Canada.

• Possession or eligibility for a California medical license.

• Satisfactory completion of a PGY-I year in an accredited program in the United States or Canada which includes a minimum of six months of broad experience in patient care.

• In exceptional circumstances, graduates of foreign medical schools may be considered for the residency if they have already obtained an Applicant Evaluation Status Letter or a California license from the Medical Board of California. For further information contact:

         Medical Board of California
         2005 Evergreen St #1200
         Sacramento, California 95815
         (916) 263-2382


Only applications submitted through SF Match, Ophthalmology Matching Program will be accepted.

Deadline for applications is September 1st. Please DO NOT send any additional materials, i.e. CV, letters or publications, as they will not be reviewed.


Interviews are now closed, and will resume next season.