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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology
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How to Apply


Candidates must graduate from an approved U.S. medical school or pass the USMLE qualifying examination. Foreign medical school graduates must qualify for an Illinois medical license. An application will not be considered complete until accompanied by at least three letters of recommendation plus a dean's letter and medical school transcript.


Since we only accept applications (including supplemental documentation) through the Central Application Service, please do not send any documents directly to us. 

Instead, contact Ophthalmology Matching Program to register for your required OMP number:

Ophthalmology Matching Program
P.O. Box 7584
San Francisco, CA 94120-7584
Phone: 415-447-0350
Fax: 415-561-8535

The deadline for applications is Labor Day. Applications are reviewed as soon as they are received. Interviews are scheduled in the fall of each year. From those interviews, selections will be made for residents to begin a year after you graduate from medical school. 

For more information, please contact Alicia Frasz at 312-503-3649.

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