Ophthalmology Residency Application Process

The program is currently an ACGME-accredited three-year residency, with four residents at each level (PGY2 – PGY4). Accepted applicants must successfully complete a PGY1 year in an accredited program per the American Board of Ophthalmology guidelines.

Beginning with applicants that match with us in January 2021, we will become a four-year training program, incorporating the PGY-1 internship year as mandated by the ACGME. This first year of training will include 9 months of internal medicine, and 3 months of ophthalmology at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, followed by 3 years of dedicated ophthalmology training.


September 14, 2020

Submitting an Application

  1. Complete an application and register to match through SF Match

Interview Process

Applicants will be notified if they are invited for an interview.

A typical interview day lasts from either noon to 5 pm on a Friday, or 8 am to 1 pm on a Saturday. It includes:

  • An introduction to the program from the residency director
  • Personal interviews with the faculty
  • Lunch or breakfast
  • Informal time with the current residents

Applicants also tour the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and have the opportunity to attend an optional informal social event on Friday evening.