How to Apply

Only Central Application Service (CAS) applications will be accepted.

We take into consideration performance on the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), Central Application Services (CAS) applications, and CV, before extending an interview offer. Additional letters of recommendation are welcome, but not required. Ability to obtain an H1B visa and permanent Iowa license are required.

Required Application Materials:

  • CAS application
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Recent Photograph

If you have questions about the application process, please call or write:

Kim Tolsdorf, Retina Fellowships Coordinator
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Iowa City, IA 52242


The application period for both the Surgical and Medical Retina Fellowships begins through the Central Application Service of the SF Match on July 1, 2021. For your application to be considered, we must receive it by our deadline of Aug. 20, 2021. Please be sure to allow enough time to ensure our receipt of your application materials on time.

Orientation for new fellows begins July 1, so you must be available for that start date and be licensed in Iowa by June 30.

The Interview

InterviewQualifying applications will be invited to interview at our location in Iowa City.

  • Interiew dates: TBD

During that time you will be given a tour of the facilities, meet with our Retina faculty, and be given the opportunity to attend morning rounds and observe our clinic in action.

The Department of Ophthalmology is located on the first floor of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion at The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Listed below are some websites to give you more information

How to get to Iowa City

Where to Stay

General information about the Iowa City area

The University of Iowa campus

Maps, Parking, and Transportation