Optometry Residency Match

for Positions Beginning in 2019

Results Are Now Available

Information for Match Participants

About the Match

Participating Programs


View the list of programs with positions available in the Post-Match Process.

List of Programs with Available Positions

Programs in the 2019 Match

Consult the Participating Programs page for the lists of programs that participated in the 2019 ORMatch.

Key Dates

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

March 8, 2019: Rank Order List Deadline, final date for submission of applicant and program Rank Order Lists.

March 18, 2019: Results of ORMatch are released to applicants and Program Coordinators.

March 18, 2019 - April 17, 2019: Program Coordinators send letters of confirmation to matched applicants within 10 working days. Applicants sign and return the letters of confirmation within 30 days.

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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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Additional Information

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.

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Eligibility & Rules

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

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Aggregate statistics and trends from previous years of the Match are available. Statistics on the results of the Match will be available on the ORMatch Results Release Date.

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