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Optometry Residency Application

We accept 1 resident into our Optometry with Ocular Disease Focus residency and 1 resident into our Optometry in Ocular Disease with an emphasis on Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation program each year.

Apply now via ORMatch

How to apply

You’ll apply through the Optometry Residency Matching System (ORMatch) by Jan. 31. We’ll meet virtually with our top applicants to measure their didactic and clinical experiences, interpersonal skills, knowledge, patient management skills, integrity and motivation.

Apply now via ORMatch

Application requirements 

When you apply through ORMarch, include your:   

  • Curriculum vitae or resume  
  • Official transcripts from all optometric education and other graduate schoolwork Scores from Parts I, II and III (if completed) of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry 
  • Letter of intent sharing your reasons for applying to our Optometry with Ocular Disease Focus Residency, Optometry with emphasis on Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Residency, or both 
  • Letters of reference from 3 faculty or adjunct faculty members who are familiar with your clinical performance and your professional abilities and academic performance 


You’re eligible to apply for our Optometry Residency if you have a GPA of at least 2.5. 

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We have it all in La Crosse, Wis. Our vibrant city and region support your dream lifestyle with a welcoming community, culture and outdoor adventure.

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Steps from our flagship medical center in La Crosse, our housing options allow you to enjoy the company of your family and the comradery of your colleagues.

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As you learn how to become the clinician you aspire to be, we’ll provide space to prioritize your mind and body wellness, and reach the work-life balance you need.

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

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