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 University of Utah Health's Internal Medicine Program. We accept applications beginning early August.

Interview dates for 2019

  • Friday- November 1, 2019
  • Wednesday- November 13, 2019
  • Wednesday - November 15, 2019
  • Friday - November 20, 2019

The Moran Eye Center provides vision care for the approximately five million residents of the Mountain 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 about 300 cataract extractions and about 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.

Read about our ARCS Scholarships.

Learn about our non-traditional pre-residency fellowships.

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

Contact Us

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

Phone: 801-585-3719
Fax: 801-581-5806


Meghan Johnson, Academic Program Assistant
Phone: 801-213-4044
meghan.johnson@hsc.utah.edu


Chandler Thompson, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 801-581-3023
chandler.thompson@hsc.utah.edu


Elaine Peterson, C-TAGME, Program Manager, Academics
Phone: 801-585-6701
elaine.peterson@hsc.utah.edu


Barbara Korous, Administrative Operations Manager
801-585-6143
barbara.korous@hsc.utah.edu

Grand Rounds Video Archive

Grand Rounds at the Moran Eye Center/Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Utah have been a tradition for more than three decades. At Moran CORE, we are pleased to make available our weekly one-hour Moran Eye Center Grand Rounds lectures for ophthalmologists and all healthcare professionals worldwide.