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How to Apply

Thank you so much for your interest in our Neuro-ophthalmology program here at the University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science in Iowa City, Iowa. Starting with the 2024 fellowship year (applications in 2023), Neuro-ophthalmology is moving to a match system and utilizing sfmatch.org and the central application service (CAS).

To apply to our program and any others you are interested in:

  1. Visit sfmatch.org and register. Registration for fellowship applicants will open in July 2023 at this website.
  2. Select “ophthalmology” under fellowship match (there is no separate “Neuro-ophthalmology” category, but you will have a chance to select Neuro-ophthalmology programs of your choice)
  3. Input your education, licenses and examinations, any employment, publications, honors and awards
  4. Complete the brief required supplemental form
  5. Create a personal statement, request three letters of recommendation and finally, select the Neuro-ophthalmology fellowships you would like to apply to, including ours.


The deadline to apply to our program (and most others) is August 31, 2023. Interviews will then be scheduled for the Fall and the match will then run in early December after all match lists are submitted.

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

Please reach out if you have any questions about the process or about our program. We look forward to reviewing your application and hope to have the opportunity to meet (in person or remotely) soon!

Fellowship Match Information

We offer 1-2 full time clinical fellowship positions annually, running from July 1-June 30th.  This position is open to individuals who have completed ACGME approved residency training in neurology or ophthalmology in the US or the equivalent residency training in Canada.

Our clinical fellowship position for July 2024-June 2025 will be filled through the inaugural neuro-ophthalmology fellowship match which will be a part of the AUPO Ophthalmology Fellowship Match through the SF Match company. All AUPO compliant neuro-ophthalmology programs will be participating in this match and we anticipate applications for July 2024 start dates will open in August, 2023.


For Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship inquiries, please contact

Ramona Weber
Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1091

For general fellowship inquiries only, please contact

Scott A. Larson, MD
Fellowship Training Program Director
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1091