Ophthalmology Residency

The ophthalmology residency is a three-year, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited program. Our mission is to train residents to provide excellent medical and surgical care for patients with all types of eye disease. A true family atmosphere among residents and dedicated faculty enhances the learning experience. Rush is a great place to be an ophthalmologist. It is an even better place to train!

Emphasizing continuity of care, we allow you to follow your own patients throughout the entire residency. With one of the highest surgical volumes in the Midwest, Rush University Medical Center offers an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a range of conditions. Each resident averages 500 total procedures, including 200 primary cataract procedures. Rush’s diverse patient population spans cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic lines and draws from across the city, surrounding suburbs and greater Midwest.

You’ll also be encouraged to pursue existing or individual research projects and present at local and national meetings. Faculty members provide mentoring, and monetary support is available.

Each year, two residents are appointed to begin their ophthalmology training following a pre-ophthalmology transitional year, also at Rush.

How to apply

Please submit applications through the Central Application Service at SF Match. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Oct. 1 of each year.

We extend interview invitations by email. Interviews are conducted in late October and early November.

For further information, please email Clovina_Walker-Knox@rush.edu or call (312) 563-2302.