Residency Program Overview


Our residency is a three-year program (not including transitional/preliminary year) and is approved and accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We appoint four residents each year through the San Francisco Match program to begin residency July 1 after the required transitional year with the University of Utah's Internal Medicine Program. We accept applications beginning early August.

Interview dates for 2016:

  • Monday - November 7, 2016
  • Friday - November 11, 2016
  • Monday - November 14, 2016
  • Friday- November 18, 2016

The Moran Eye Center provides vision care for the approximately 5 million residents of the Intermountain West. This region includes Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, as well as eastern Nevada and western Colorado.

The center’s ophthalmology residents receive a tremendous amount of hands-on training and will perform approximately 300 cataract extractions and almost 400 other major surgical operations during their time in Utah. These numbers do not include assisting during surgery or performing parts of a surgical case with a faculty member. It is important to note that all surgeries are supervised by an attending faculty member. During the third year residents have two months of elective time to devote to extended studies in a sub-specialty of their choice, extra work where needed, and the opportunity to travel out of the country for humanitarian outreach, training and education. A weekly continuity clinic is held for all levels of residency including the internship year while in ophthalmology.

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A list of pre-residency pathology, research, and clinical fellowship opportunities for non-traditional or unmatched applicants.

For more information, please contact the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Academic Office, at 801-585-3719. 

University of Utah School of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Moran Eye Center
Academic Office
65 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Fax 801-581-5806


Meghan Jonson, Academic Program Assistant

Chandler Thompson, Administrative Assistant

Elaine Peterson, Program Manager, Academics

Barbara Korous, Operations Manager