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SLU ophthalmology residents must successfully complete a PGY-1 year of training at an ACGME-accredited U.S. residency before beginning ophthalmology training in our program. In addition, residents may not begin training until a completed “Summative Evaluation of Competencies for Preliminary Year Residents” is received from their PGY-1 training program.

Prospective applicants interested in residency training at the Saint Louis University Eye Institute should obtain a residency application via the Ophthalmology Matching Program Central Application Service (SF Match).

Residents are selected from among eligible applicants on the basis of residency program-related criteria such as their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or any other applicable legally protected status.

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