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What future ophthalmologists need to know about the SF Match

By The DO Staff


Ophthalmology is a unique field that utilizes a combination of medicine and procedures to treat pathologies of the eye and its surrounding structures. The process of applying for an ophthalmology residency is distinct, requiring fourth-year osteopathic, allopathic and international medical students to apply through the San Francisco Matching Program (SF Match) rather than the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) used by most other specialties. This column will provide a basic overview of important strategies, changes and deadlines for the 2023 SF Match.