Interview Information

If you have received an invitation for an optometry residency interview at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh here is some helpful information for you:

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The Eye & Ear Institute is located in the heart of the University of Pittsburgh campus in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. The Institute's address is 203 Lothrop Street. As you walk up Lothrop Street, the main entrance to The Institute will be on your left and directly beneath the glass skywalk connecting The Institute with the Hospital. You should come to the 8th floor atrium area.

If you drive to Pittsburgh, parking is available at the Presbyterian University Hospital garage. You can enter the garage from the Lothrop or Terrace Street entrance. We will be pleased to validate your parking ticket; please bring the ticket with you to the interview.

If you fly to Pittsburgh, you should anticipate a thirty to forty minute taxi or uber/lyft ride into Oakland. The fare will cost approximately $40-50.


The following hotels are within walking distance or provide free shuttle service:

Shadyside Inn: telephone 412-682-2300
Wyndham Hotel: telephone 412-682-6200
Hampton Inn: telephone 412-681-1000
Hilton Garden Inn: telephone 412-683-2040

In order to get the special rates, be sure to mention that you are interviewing for a residency program with the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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