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Applicant Information

Residency

The ophthalmology residency program matches six applicants per year.

Individuals interested in applying must use the application materials provided through registration with theĀ Central Application Service of the Ophthalmology Matching Program.

Our Interview Committee does not require supplemental information; however, any additional items not included with the application should be mailed to:

Penelope Helfgott
Executive Director
Washington National Eye Center, Inc.
Administrative Program Director
MGUH/MWHC Ophthalmology Residency Program
110 Irving Street, NW, Suite 1A-19
Washington, DC 20010

Or submitted via email to: [email protected]

Foreign medical graduates should refer to our visa policy for more information.

Our application deadline for the 2019-2020 match: October 4, 2019.

Individuals selected to interview will be notified via email by the end of the first full week of November. Interviews will be scheduled in half-day sessions on Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10, 2019. An informal reception will be held on Monday evening, December 9 to give interviewees an opportunity to spend additional time with residents and faculty in a casual setting.

Medical student electives/rotations

Our program uses only VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service) through the Georgetown University School of Medicine for visiting fourth year elective applications. Please use the following link to obtain more information about the elective application process and to access the VSAS application: https://som.georgetown.edu/medicaleducation/curriculum/electives/departments/ophthalmology.

Students who serve electives at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar Washington Hospital Center Ophthalmology Residency Program are exposed to a myriad of ophthalmic conditions, diseases, and clinical and surgical procedures, presenting patients with their assigned residents to attending physicians. They also have the opportunity to actively participate in the didactic program by making case presentations or presenting brief research projects.

For more information, contact:

Penelope Helfgott
Executive Director
Washington National Eye Center, Inc.
Administrative Program Director
MGUH/MWHC Ophthalmology Residency Program
110 Irving Street, NW, Suite 1A-19
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-877-6159
Email: [email protected]

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