How to Apply

Positions available

We offer 2 4-year positions.

Matched applicants will begin their training in June 2022.

Application deadline

Applications are due by September 3rd by end of business (5:00pm Eastern). Late applications will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Invitations for interviews will be sent by email through the San Francisco Matching Program (SF Match). Interviews will be conducted in November.

Application format

We accept applications through the Central Application Service (CAS), which is offered by the Ophthalmology Residency Matching Program (OMP). The OMP is run by SF Match.

Paper applications will not be accepted.

Application requirements

  • Completed SF Match application:
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • An official transcript from your medical school
    • MSPE/dean's letter
    • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores (successful completion of Step 1; Step 2 CK/CS is required for NH licensure)
    • Your current CV
    • Your personal statement
  • Supplemental application statement
  • For international medical graduates (this includes US applicants attending medical schools outside of the US. as well as non-US citizens applying from non-US medical schools): Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) report and certificate. In order to participate in an accredited Graduate Medical Education clinical training program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, foreign national physicians must seek ECFMG sponsorship as a J-1 exchange visitor.

For more information, please view the GME Eligibility and Selection page.

Supplemental application statement

Being newly accredited, we appreciate that you may not know much about our ophthalmology training program. Nonetheless, we want to understand what motivates your application. In a paragraph, please describe your interest in moving to northern New England and joining the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center medical community for your ophthalmology training.

Please include your SF Match ID and your Name in the document and email your supplemental application statement as a PDF attachment to

Diversity and inclusion

We understand that diversity fosters innovation and creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for our patients, colleagues, and communities.

Graduate Medical Education at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is committed to recruiting underrepresented minorities and physicians with diverse backgrounds to our residency and fellowship programs.

Graduate Medical Education Statement on Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging