How to apply
To apply for the University of Michigan's ophthalmology residency program, please submit your application to the Ophthalmology Matching Program. We are not able to accept applications directly.
The U-M Ophthalmology Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education.
FAQ for applicants applying to our Residency program
What matching program and application service do you use?
Our Ophthalmology program participates in the San Francisco Match. All Applicants must register with the SF Match, to apply to and match in, our ophthalmology residency program.
Does the University of Michigan Ophthalmology program come with matched internships in Ann Arbor?
Yes, all matched applicants come with a matched internship within the Internal Medicine program here at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
The university of Michigan Internal Medicine program participates in the NRMP Main Residency Match and in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants must register with both NRMP and ERAS to be matched into the Internal Medicine PGY1 Year.
Do you offer an advanced program if I want to do my internship elsewhere?
No. Our Ophthalmology curriculum starts during the PGY-1 year, during which time residents participate in three months of clinical rotations with us at the Veterans of America Hospital.
How will the University of Michigan Ophthalmology Program conduct interviews this year?
The AUPO, Univ of Michigan, and Department of Ophthalmology support virtual interviews this upcoming interview cycle
What are interviews dates?
This year, our interview dates are October 26, 2023, November 16, 2023, and December 7, 2023. Interview days are broken up into (2) 1/2 day sessions. The AM session runs from 8:30am-1:00pm, and the PM session runs from 12:00pm-4:30pm. Invited applicants can sign up for either session in SF Match.
Is there a final date after which applications will not be considered?
Yes, our application cutoff date this year is September 15, 2023. We begin reviewing applications the day that they become available in SF Match. Our interview slots fill up quickly, so it is a good idea to apply early.
What types of visas do you sponsor?
The University of Michigan Graduate Medical Education office only accepts J1 visas. The visa is obtained by the applicant through the ECFMG during credentialing.
Is the University of Michigan Department of Ophthalmology hosting in person open-house tours?
Yes, invited applicants can sign up to attend 1 of our 2 scheduled open houses in January 2024. Our scheduled dates are Wednesday January 10, 2024, and Friday January 19, 2024. Sign up is through the SF Match.
On 1/4/2024 we will finalize and certify our program’s Rank Order List. We recognize in-person visits can be beneficial to an applicant as they consider the institutions and cities in which they choose to continue their education and live. To preserve the program-applicant relationship, we pledge to not alter our Rank Order List for the duration of this recruitment cycle, in every circumstance, without exception. The UM GME Office has been notified and confirmation can be found on the Dates Rank Order Lists. Certified posted on the GME Office website under Prospective Residents/Fellows.
Do you have observerships?
We currently do not offer visiting rotations for students or applicants. U.S. medical students who plan to apply, can apply for rotations with us during their fourth year of Medical School. Interested medical students can apply through the AAMC – Visiting Student Learning Opportunities website. Please refer to the Visiting Students page on the U-M Medical School website for additional information.
What is the salary of ophthalmology resident, and what kinds of benefits are offered at the University of Michigan?
The University of Michigan has a House Officer’s Association (HOA) who works on your behalf in negotiating yearly salary, holiday pay, bonuses, and benefits. For more information on current salaries, please visit HOA homepage to see the contract for your year.