The sponsoring institution, Rhode Island Hospital, defines eligibility criteria for enrollment in the residency program (ACGME-accredited) as follows:
- Completion of an approved medical school
Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment:
- Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
- Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
- Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:
- Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (FMG) prior to appointment or
- Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction in which they are in training.
- Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
- Completion of an approved post-graduate clinical year PGY1 year
The PGY-1 year must be completed in a program accredited by the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The PGY-1 year must be comprised of training in which the resident has primary responsibility for patient care in fields such as internal medicine, neurology, pediatrics, surgery, family practice, or emergency medicine. As a minimum, six months of this year must be a broad experience in direct patient care.
The sponsoring institution, Rhode Island Hospital, defines selection criteria for enrollment in the residency program (ACGME-accredited) as follows:
- On the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.
- The program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
The program participates The San Francisco Matching Program (SF Match). The Ophthalmology Residency Matching Program (OMP) established by the Association of University of Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) coordinates the PGY-2 appointments for the ophthalmology residency program though the SF Match Central Application Service (CAS). The CAS is mandatory for all applicants to all ophthalmology residency programs. The CAS then distributes the standardized applications to residency programs.
The SF Match supplements the PGY-1 matching services of the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Since the timetable for the PGY-2 match and the PGY-1 match is tight, applicants apply and interview for PGY-1 and PGY-2 positions at the same time.
Complete details and a timetable for the matching process is available at the following links: