Ophthalmology Residency Application Process

The program is currently an ACGME-accredited four-year residency, with four residents at each level (PGY-1 through PGY-4).

We are 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.

Application Overview

  • Invitations to interview will be sent electronically through the SFMatch system.  
  • We typically interview on 6 half days in the afternoons EST.  
  • We will host a “Kick off” webinar in August prior to the deadline, to share details about the program and answer applicant questions.  A typical format would be 45 minutes recorded with faculty and residents, and 45 minutes unrecorded with residents.
  • The successful applicant will have a robust interest in ophthalmology, with ophthalmology projects, posters and presentations on their CV.
  • The essay is your opportunity to share any particular interest you have in our program, such as family geographic connections or couple’s match, that might not otherwise be obvious on the application.
  • We highly value cultural competency, experience in education and public service.
  • Our goal is to have a group of team-oriented, dedicated and hardworking residents, with a variety of backgrounds from across the country. 

Application Deadline

September 1

Submitting an Application

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

Interview Process

Interview invitations and interview format will be through SF Match and will occur from 1 to 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • TBD

and will include:

  • An introduction to the program from the residency leadership
  • Interviews with the faculty
  • Interviews with residents
  • Informal meeting room with the current residents for questions
  • Tour