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Criteria for Applicants

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 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.

Required application materials:

  • CAS application
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Recent photograph