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.
Residency Program Coordinator: Monica Chavez
To Apply for Residency:
Apply through SF Match
Application Deadline: 9/15/2020
- 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: Monica.Chavez@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.
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ACGME recommendations, our residency program will be conducting virtual interviews for the 2020 application cycle.
- Virtual interviews will involve interviews with core faculty including the Program Director and Associate Program Director. During these interviews applicants can ask any questions they have regarding the training program. In addition, applicants will have virtual opportunities to spend time with residents to learn more about our residency program and discover what it is like to be an Ophthalmology Resident at LAC+USC
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.