Ophthalmology Residency

The University of Minnesota offers an outstanding clinically-oriented training program in ophthalmology. Our graduates feel well-trained and comfortable entering private practice or the most competitive fellowships. All subspecialties are represented and expose our residents to dedicated teaching faculty and a wide variety of patients.  

During the three-year program, training occurs at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and the affiliated teaching hospitals, which include Hennepin County Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital. This unique blend of clinical sites affords varying levels of independence and teaching methods. 

Our department strives to develop outstanding practitioners who also feel equipped to teach and perform clinical or basic science research

  • Application Details
  • Application Details

    Register With the National Resident Matching Program

    Applications must be submitted through the Central Application Service (CAS), 414-447-0350, Ophthalmology Matching Program, #3359, ACGME # 2402621077, University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota accepts J1 visas only.


    Five internship positions are offered through Hennepin County Medical Center, which consist of three months of ophthalmology, six months of medicine, one month of neurology, and one month in the emergency department.

    2020 Interview Dates

    • Thursday, November 19
    • Friday, November 20


    All interviews will be virtual this year because of COVID-19 restrictions.