Residency Program

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Global Ophthalmology
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Ophthalmology Residency Program

ACGME-Accredited

Integrated Internship

6 Residents per year

As a resident seeing patients at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, you will fulfill an integral role in our mission to diagnose and treat the most serious and complicated cases in ophthalmology. For over 150 years, the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary has been a leader in improving the diagnosis, management and treatment of blinding eye diseases through discovery science, clinical and surgical innovations, and top-ranked education programs. The Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary sees over 60,000 patients each year, with the majority of clinical activity occurring in a single centralized location on the UIC Medical Center Campus, in addition to satellite offices at the Millennium Park Eye Center in downtown Chicago and at the Jesse Brown VA and North Chicago VA systems. The core attending staff for the Infirmary’s General Eye Clinic and nine subspecialties comprises over 40 full and part time physicians.  Our physicians are named Top Doctors® and Best Doctors in America® each year and are dedicated to teaching. They understand that our residents will become their future colleagues as superb clinician-surgeons and highly accomplished academic ophthalmologists.

The UIC Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences accepts six residents to its program annually, making it one of the nation’s largest ophthalmology residency programs. We are also one of the most competitive programs with well over 600 applicants annually, of whom 84 are granted interviews. Our Resident Selection Committee takes into consideration a number of factors that include but are not limited to: an applicant’s curriculum vitae and personal statement, academic records and national Board examination scores, letters of recommendation, research experience and the interviews. All residency applications are received through San Francisco Match on their website http://www.sfmatch.org/.

Watch the following videos for a program introduction from our education leadership, a detailed look at residency life from our trainees, and an overview of our clinical services.

Intro to Residency Program:

Residency, A Day in the Life:

Clinical Services:

Application Due Date

September 15, 2022

via SF Match

Virtual Interview Dates

Thursday, December 8, 2022
Friday, December 9, 2022
Monday, December 12, 2022

2022 Virtual Open House

September 8, 2022
8:00 pm CDT

On September 8, Education Faculty and residents will hold a virtual Q&A session about our integrated ophthalmology program.

Watch the Recording!

New Clinical Space – The UI Health Specialty Care Building (SCB)

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