The Optometry Residency Match for Positions Beginning in 2023

Information for Match Participants

Participating programs

Participating Programs

A list of programs participating in ORMatch for positions beginning in 2023 will be posted by October 5, 2022.

Key Dates

The ORMatch operates on a fixed Schedule of Dates which all participants must follow. The following are key upcoming dates:

August 2022: Residency Site registration emails for participation in ORMatch are sent to Program Coordinators.

October 5, 2022: By this date, a list of participating programs will be available.
ORMatch registration will open for applicants. Applicants should review the information on the Applicant Registration page. The ORMatch Application Service will also open for applicants and programs.

December 31, 2022: Recommended date by which applicants should register for the Match.

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Additional Match Information

Match Overview

Match Overview

ORMatch provides an orderly process to help applicants obtain positions in optometry residency programs of their choice, and to help programs obtain applicants of their choice.

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Rules and Policies

Rules of Participation

Each applicant and residency site must accept a Match Agreement when they register to participate in ORMatch, and must agree to abide by the rules of ORMatch.

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Matching Algorithm

The matching algorithm uses the preferences stated on the Rank Order Lists submitted by applicants and programs to fill available positions.

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Aggregate statistics and trends from previous years of ORMatch are available. Statistics on the results of the 2023 ORMatch will be available on March 27, 2023.

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