Q. How many positions does your program offer?
A. We are approved for four resident positions per year.
Q. What is your accreditation status?
A. We are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Q. What is your policy on international medical graduates?
A. IMGs are encouraged to apply to our program. We have accepted numerous IMGs into VCU Health Ophthalmology.
Q. What type of visa do you sponsor?
A. At this time, we only sponsor the J-1 visa.
Q. What is your policy on PGY-1 / Intern Year?
A. Starting in 2020, all applicants that match with us will be required to rank our combined internship with internal medicine first. All VCU Health Ophthalmology residents must complete their PGY1 year through the Department of Internal Medicine at VCU Health, failure to do so will result in forfeiting the advanced placement in our department.
Q. What is the minimum United States Medical Licensing Examination score required for your program?
A. There is no minimum score for the USMLE, but scores are considered in addition to other qualifying information during the candidate selection process.
Q. Are documents such as CVs and photos accepted during the application process?
A. No. We only request and accept those additional documents from candidates that are selected for an interview.
Q. Do USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 exam scores need to be obtained before submitting an application?
A. You must complete your USMLE Step 1 exam before submitting your application. You should have taken, or be scheduled to take, your USMLE Step 2 clinical knowledge and clinical skills exams. You are encouraged to have the results of the Step 2 exams before the interview period. Step 3 exam results can be submitted after the interview period.
Q. When is your application deadline?
A. We accept applications through San Francisco Match through Sept. 11. Learn more about how to apply.