Optometry Residency Match

for Positions Beginning in 2019

Information for Match Participants

About the Match

Key Dates

Applicant Registration is Now Open

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

December 31, 2018: Recommended date by which applicants should register for the Match.

January 31, 2019: Closing date for the ORMatch Application Service. After this date, applicants will not be able to submit applications to programs through ORMatch.

February 19, 2019: Match participants may begin to submit Rank Order Lists for the Match on this date.

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.

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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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