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4 Things to Do If You Don't Match with a Residency Program

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 23, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Not everyone matches with an optometry residency program. If you do not end up matching with a site, please remember, this DOES NOT mean that you aren’t smart, that you aren’t good enough for a residency program, that your NBEO® scores or GPA weren’t high enough, or that you bombed your interviews.

There are PLENTY of excellent candidates who just don’t end up matching each year for a variety of reasons. With that being said, that are also MANY wonderful residency programs that don’t end up filling all of their openings either. Therefore, there is still a great opportunity to get set up with a fantastic residency for next year.

It does not end here!

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Topics: Optometry Residency Match, ORMatch

Everything You Need to Know About the Optometry Residency Match

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 13, 2020 12:00:00 AM

You’ve spent the past few months applying for residency programs, sending in all of your supporting documentation, traveling for interviews, and now comes the HARDEST part of the entire process: submitting your ORMatch Rank Order List!

This part of the process can be extremely stressful as it determines the next pathway that you will take in your optometric career. Where you end up for your residency year is a huge stepping stone that will help you determine where you want to practice, what type of setting you will practice in, and which specialty you will focus on within the profession.

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Topics: Residency, Optometry Residency, Optometry Residency Match, ORMatch



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