Application Procedures & Requirements

Application Procedures

Completed applications are to be submitted by to the Central Application Service of the San Francisco Matching Program by October 1, 2020 for positions beginning July 1, 2022. The Department will honor the release date of November 1, 2020 for Dean's letters and transcripts. Interviews are conducted by invitation only and are arranged through the Office of the Program Director. Only candidates who are being considered seriously for appointment will be asked to appear for an interview. Applicants will be notified of an interview by phone call and/or email. Our interview dates will be announced soon. Please be sure your application includes appropriate contact information.

The Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh, participates in the Ophthalmology Matching Program sponsored by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology. To receive further information, contact the program coordinator at the following address: Ophthalmology Matching Program, Post Office Box 7999, San Francisco, California 94120.

The University of Pittsburgh is in compliance with Civil Rights Legislation and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or national origin in its educational programs, activities, or its employment practices.

Application Requirements

Application through the Central Application Service, (CAS) of the San Francisco Ophthalmology Matching Program is required. The program will set a deadline with the CAS for all application materials. There are no application requirements outside that of the CAS. Please do not send additional information or a photograph directly to the program. The CAS will accept information after the program deadline, however, there is no guarantee that late information will be reviewed with your application. Please note Photos are NOT required with your application, please do not send a photo. Please contact the CAS of the SF Matching Servies for application requirements and deadlines.

A personal interview is required before acceptance into the Department of Ophthalmology residency program. Only applicants being considered seriously for appointment will be requested to appear for a personal interview. Due to the volume of applications received, we will contact ONLY applicants we are inviting to interview. In practice, this usually consists of about 15% or less of those applying, based on preliminary judgement of the Selection Committee after review of all completed applications. Once an applicant has been notified that he or she is to be interviewed, it is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the Academic Program Manager, Siobahn Gallagher at 412-647-2256 or by email at, to confirm the interview. Applicants are first notified via email and then by phone. Please to be sure to have accurate and complete contact information on your application.

Contact Information

Natalie Susany
GME Department Manager

UPMC Mercy
1400 Locust Street
Building D, Suite 3103
Pittsburgh, PA 15219