The University of Missouri School of Medicine Ophthalmology residency program is one of the premier ophthalmic surgery training programs in the United States. With internationally recognized faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, extensive research space, and a large and diverse patient population, we attract outstanding residents from around the globe.
Our three-year residency program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (AGCME) and requires completion of at least one year of internship prior to beginning the residency. All training must be in programs accredited by the ACGME in the U.S. or the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (RCPS) in Canada. Three residents are accepted each year into the three year program, with programs beginning the first week of July, ending the last week of June the following year.
The residency program is carefully designed to develop ophthalmologists who can provide quality eye care and meet the needs of patients both now and in the future, and who can contribute to the field of ophthalmology through participation in research. Since 1959 we have graduated more than 170 residents. Of those, roughly 50% continued to a fellowship program, and 50% entered a practice environment.
How to Apply
Ready to come train with us? You can apply through SF Match Residency and Fellowship Matching Service.
Applications are due by the first week in October each year, and interviews will be held at the Mason Eye Institute during the fall.