How to Apply

We are participants in the Ophthalmology Fellowship Match for Cornea. All applicants must register with the Ophthalmology Fellowship Match and obtain a registration number. 


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

Please refer to the SFMatch website to register for the match and read about the process for applying to Ophthalmology Fellowship training. Once registered, please view our program listing on the SFMatch directory website for all required documents. 

  1. The CAS requires a personal statement and 3 letters of recommendation. 
  2. In addition we require a copy of your CV and a recent photograph.

SF Match Mailing Address:

Program Coordinator
Ophthalmology Fellowship Match
P.O. Box 7584 
San Francisco, CA 94120-7584


  • Application deadline is Sept. 1, 2021, for the fellowship beginning July 2022.
  • Please refer to SFMatch for final interview dates.
  • Fellowships generally run from July 1 to June 30 and decisions are usually made 6 months prior to the start of the fellowship.
  • Orientation for new fellows begins July 1, so you must be available for that start date and be licensed in Iowa by June 30.


Any fellow entering this program must have completed an appropriate residency program.

We take into consideration performance on the Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP) test and the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), letters of recommendation and personal statements, as well as Central Application Services (CAS) applications, before extending an interview offer.

Interviews are conducted by invitation only and are arranged through the Cornea Fellowship Director's office. Only candidates who are being considered seriously for appointment will be asked to appear for an interview.

Foreign graduates must have a current, valid certificate from ECFMG or have completed at least one year in an accredited internship or residency program in the United States.

Fellows selected must apply for Iowa Licensure prior to beginning the fellowship.