The Optometry Residency Match for Positions Beginning in 2024

Information for Match Participants

Participating programs

Participating Programs

A list of programs registered to participate in the 2024 ORMatch is available.

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Key Dates

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

December 31, 2023: Recommended date by which applicants should register for the Match.

January 31, 2024: Application cutoff date for ORMatch to obtain verified NBEO score information to be transmitted to programs. Official score information after this date must be provided by the applicant directly to the program.

February 12, 2024: Match participants may begin to submit Rank Order Lists for the ORMatch on this date.

February 27, 2024: Rank Order List Deadline, final date for submission of applicant and program Rank Order Lists. No applications or registrations for the Match can be submitted after this date.

March 5, 2024: Results of ORMatch are released to applicants and Program Coordinators.

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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 2024 ORMatch will be available on March 5, 2024.

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