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Residency Application Process

Each year we accept five (5) first-year residents. The residency extends from July 1 through June 30 and is a 36-month program. Reappointment is made annually based on satisfactory performance.

Our program accepts applications only from the Central Application Service (CAS). Applications and/or supporting documents sent directly to Scheie Eye Institute will NOT be accepted.

Register with and apply through the Central Application Service of the Ophthalmology Matching Program:
Ophthalmology Matching Program
P.O. Box 7584
San Francisco, CA 94120-7584
Phone: 415-447-0350
FAX: 415-561-8535
Web Site:

Our program # is: 4013 Scheie Eye Inst / U Penn


Invitations for personal interviews will be issued by telephone approximately one month in advance of the interview date.

Applicants invited for interviews may choose from the following dates:

           Monday, November 6, 2017

          Tuesday, November 21, 2017

          Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Residency Selection
Scheie Eye Institute seeks to select those candidates who possess the following qualifications:

  • Superlative academic record
  • Demonstrated medical research interest
  • Desire to receive exceptional clinical training
  • Desire to engage in clinical research during residency
  • Superlative recommendation letters based on close personal observation
  • Highly motivated, team player

Non-Discrimination Clause
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of educational policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other University administered programs or employment. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to:
Executive Director, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106 or by phone at (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD)