Fall 2017 Newsletter

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Fall 2017 Newsletter
7th Residency Announcement

Exciting Residency Announcement!

ACGME approves seventh resident complement; first increase in over 30 years!

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds and Case Studies

Check out our weekly presentations



Ophthalmic Technician Education Program



USC Ophthalmology Researchers Find More
Effective Treatments For Blinding Eye Diseases


Application Process


Whether you are interested in a residency or fellowship at the USC Roski Eye Institute, find out more about the application process and our interview day.

Application Process for Residents:

Apply through SF Match. Supplement letters are acceptable via email or mail to the program

Application Process for Fellows:

Please directly apply to the fellowship supervisor’s administrative team through SF Match.

Contact Information:

Residency Program Coordinator: Ty Christopher
To Apply for Residency:

  • Apply through SF Match
  • Application Deadline: 9/16/2019
  • Interview Week:
    December 5, 6, 2019

Program Requirements:

  • Applications are accepted only through SF Match. Documents that are mailed, faxed or emailed will not be incorporated into your file.
  • All applicants must take the USMLE. We do not accept COMLEX as your only exam.
  • A completed application must include the common application form, medical school transcript and a personal statement. We do not require 2 additional supplemental letters; However, we will accept supplemental letters if the applicant has any.
  • International Graduates should possess valid ECFMG certificates and have the State of California eligibility letter. We only accept J-1 visas. US clinical experience is required.
  • If your application is selected for an invitation to interview, you will be contacted via email through SF MATCH. All applications submitted through SF MATCH will be reviewed.
  • Additional supplemental letters are accepted via email to: Tyaisha.christopher@med.usc.edu


  • At the time of application, applicants do not need to complete the USMLE Step 2. However, upon selection to the program, the USMLE Step 2 must be submitted. USMLE Step 2 is required for foreign applicants.
  • Please refer to SF Match for additional eligibility qualifications.

Interview Day:

    • Interview day at the USC Roski Eye Institute helps applicants learn more about our residency program and a chance to discover what it is like to be an Ophthalmology Resident at USC.
    • Each applicant will undergo interviews with our core faculty members including Chairman, Program Director and Associate Program Director. During these interviews applicants can ask any questions they have regarding the training program.
    • In addition, current interns and residents help answer any questions applicants may have. All applicants are able to tour the state-of-the-art LAC+USC Medical Center, Keck Medical Center and the USC Keck School of Medicine Health Sciences Campus.

The residents at USC are not only passionate about medicine, but also passionate about learning and giving back to the community.

-Amir Kashani, MD, PhD. Assistant Prof of Ophthalmology

Next, read about Living in Los Angeles as a resident.

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