How to Apply

The Glaucoma fellowship is a one year program beginning each year on July 1 and ending June 30 of the following year.  Only CAS Applications through the SF Match are accepted. Register with and apply through the Central Application Service of the Ophthalmology Matching Program:

Ophthalmology Matching Program
P.O. Box 7584
San Francisco, CA 94120-7584
Phone: 415-447-0350
FAX: 415-561-8535
Web Site: http://www.sfmatch.org 

In addition to the CAS application, the following support information with name, address, email, phone number and SF Match registration number, should be sent to us directly via email, glaucoma@uiowa.edu:

  • Recent Digital Photograph
  • Copy of Green Card, if you are a holder of a permanent visa.
  • Desired fellowship period (inclusive dates)
  • Valid state medical license number and expiration date, if any.
  • Information regarding any private practice experience, if any.
  • Military Service information (if any) including, active duty service branch, dates of service, highest rank attained, reserve commission.

Normally, applications are accepted until October 1 each year.

Deadlines

Normally, applications are accepted until October 1 each year. 

Fellowships usually start on July 1 and end on June 30 of the following year.

Only CAS Applications through the SF Match are accepted.

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

We will contact you and arrange an interview date. Interviews are generally held on Friday mornings and are done by 1pm. You will be given the option to remain with us the rest of the day to visit informally and see what clinic is like. A few weeks before your interview we will email your your interview itinerary. You are welcome to contact us by email or telephone if you have specific questions.

Criteria

The University of Iowa endeavors to attract the highest caliber and most suitable applicants to become ophthalmology fellows. 

Glaucoma fellows must have successfully completed an Accredited Ophthalmology Residency by the start of the fellowship (July 1).

We place a high emphasis on providing sub-specialty training for clinical ophthalmology and research. Letters of recommendation, performance on OKAP and other national examinations, extracurricular activities and the applicant's personal statement are criteria that are considered prior to offering applicants an interview.