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Residency Program

Doctors operating
  • ACGME Accredited

  • 6 Residents per year

  • PGY1 Internship integrated into the program

Overview Heading link

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 165 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.

Clinical Care Heading link

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.

Application Process Heading link

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.  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, letters of recommendation, research experience and the interviews. All residency applications are received through San Francisco Match.

Important dates

Applications are due via San Francisco Match by September 15, 2023. Interviews will be scheduled for:

  • Thursday, November 9, 2023
  • Friday, November 10, 2023
  • Monday, November 13, 2023

Contact Us Heading link

You can contact any of the Medical Education leadership listed below, including the Director, either of the Associate Directors, or the Residency Coordinator.