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Program Eligibility & Requirements

The on-site resident will meet with applicants for the following year’s residency to discuss the program and their experiences.

To be considered for the program, each candidate must apply through the Optometry Residency Matching System (ORMatch) and submit the following by the application required deadline:

  • Letter of intent stating reasons for applying to the program.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Official transcripts from all optometric education and other graduate school work. 
  • Scores from Parts I II, and III if completed, of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  • Letters of reference from three faculty or adjunct faculty members who are familiar with the applicant’s clinical performance and the applicant’s professional abilities and academic performance.

To be considered for selection, all qualified applicants must be interviewed by the residency coordinator, pertinent Ophthalmology/Optometry providers and administration members. This group will rate each applicant in the areas of didactic/clinical experience, interpersonal skills, knowledge, patient management skills, integrity, and motivation.

The selected resident will have a GPA of at least 3.00 out of a 4.00, and have passed all parts of National Board Exams by the start of their residency year.

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