UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute
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Afshari, Natalie A. Brown, Stuart I. Chao, Daniel L. Ferrara, Napoleone Ferreyra, Henry A. Freeman, William R. Goldbaum, Michael H. Granet, David B. Haw, Weldon W. Heichel, Chris W. Kikkawa, Don O. Korn, Bobby S. Lee, Jeffrey E. Lin, Jonathan H. Medeiros, Felipe A. Nguyen, Thao P. Nudleman, Eric Robbins, Shira L. Savino, Peter J. Slight, Rigby Weinreb, Robert N. Welsbie, Derek S. Zhang, Kang
by specialty
Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cornea & Refractive Surgery Glaucoma Neuro-Ophthalmology Ophthalmic Genetics Ophthalmic Pathology Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Optometry & Low Vision Pediatric Ophthalmology & Eye Alignment Disorders Refractive Surgery / LASIK Retina & Vitreous Thyroid Eye Clinic
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AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) Cataracts Corneal Conditions Cosmetic Surgery Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Movement Disorders Glaucoma Hereditary (Genetic) Disorders Low Vision Neuro-Ophthalmic Conditions Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Pediatric Conditions Refractive Errors Retinal Diseases Thyroid Eye Disease

Residency

HOW TO APPLY

The UCSD Department of Ophthalmology takes four residents per year, exclusively through the Central Application Service (CAS) provided by the San Francisco Matching Program (SF Match): https://www.sfmatch.org/.

In addition to the CAS materials, we require a short Supplemental Application from each applicant as described in the SF Match description of our program. The deadline for this supplement and application is September 30. Without this supplemental page your application may not be reviewed.

Download Supplemental Application - ( Word; PDF )

Typically, the SF Match sends about 400 applicant files for us to review for our four positions, and we invite about 10% of these in late November / early December (dates are chosen each year). While no absolute selection criteria exist, the Residency Selection Committee considers the following:

  • Academic credentials (e.g.: USMLE scores, performance in medical school, performance on clinical rotations)
  • Evidence of academic potential
  • Evidence of commitment to Ophthalmology (performance reports for ophthalmology electives; related research interests during medical school; outside activities such as clubs, publications, volunteer work; etc.)
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • For foreign graduates, a current PTAL (Post-graduate Training Authorization Letter) from the Medical Board of California, which must be complete and issued within the past year
  • For non-citizen applicants, the required J-1 visa

Ranking

UCSD Ranked 14th Best World University

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The Shiley Eye Institute is a full-service facility offering everything from basic eye exams to the most advanced diagnostic tests and sophisticated surgery from world-renowned physicians and staff.
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9415 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0946

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