Pre-Residency Fellowships


What about pre-residency fellowships?

While we do not offer any of these types of fellowships here are some things that one may consider.

In the Fall of each year, medical students spend tremendous amounts of energy and resources in an attempt to secure a residency position. Ophthalmology can be a difficult match and unfortunately not all are selected for a residency position. There is often the question of what should be done if no match is achieved. One of the first things that really must be done is to take a step back and decide how aggressively one wants to pursue ophthalmology. Second time applicants are usually less successful than first time applicants. One needs to make sure that not too many years are spent trying to get an ophtho match. Years can go by in that manner and one must not lose training years in this effort, if a successful match is unlikely.

One of the things that people do when they do not match is pursue pre-residency fellowships. The team at University of Utah School of Medicine has a webpage that provides useful information on this topic. As of 2016 they have been keeping an up-to-date list of available pre-residency fellowships. Click on this link to view their page.