Apply to the Casey Eye Institute Ophthalmology Residency Program

Dr. Dan Tu with ophthalmology residents at OHSU

We offer five positions for a four-year ophthalmology residency, including an integrated internship, through the San Francisco Match. Please apply through the SF Match website

Virtual interview days will consist of presentations about the program by residency leadership and residents, three interviews with our faculty, and opportunities to interact with and ask our residents questions. 

In the SF Match application, our program strongly suggests selecting the resilience personal statement question as one of the two essays completed. If this essay is not chosen for the application, then we highly recommend submitting the resilience personal statement essay to us directly.

We do not rank candidates without interviewing, and we do not offer alternate dates. Last year, we offered interviews to 48 candidates out of over 700 applications received. We expect to do similarly this year.  We are looking to recruit a diverse group of residents who show outstanding promise as future ophthalmologists. We do not select candidates based on a single criteria, and we do review the applications in a holistic fashion.  Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. or eligible to obtain work authorization. The GME office facilitates visas for trainees, including but not limited to J-1 Clinical and H1B visas.

For additional information about the application process, please contact: Susan Minnieweather at 503-494-9255.

COVID-19 vaccination requirement

OHSU firmly stands behind the community benefit of vaccination against COVID-19. In accordance with OHSU's vaccination policy and state law, potential applicants are required to have a COVID vaccine prior to the start of training.

Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Medical Student Ophthalmology Rotation Scholarship

As part of our efforts to increase diversity in Oregon’s ophthalmology community, we are honored to provide scholarship support for visiting underrepresented medical students accepted into our 4-week ophthalmology elective.

The experience will include:

  • 4-week rotation in clinical ophthalmology
  • Mentorship
  • Possibility for scholarly projects in collaboration with faculty and residents
  • Stipend

The scholarship is supported by a stipend funded by the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology and the OHSU Casey Eye Institute's DEI Program. 

Interested medical students must first apply via the VSLO® for Students and Residents. After submission of the VSLO application and acceptance to the 4-week ophthalmology elective at Casey Eye Institute, interested students traditionally underrepresented in medicine can learn more and apply.