Ophthalmology & Urology
The specialties of ophthalmology and urology have their own programs to match senior medical students to second-year residency positions in these fields. In addition, students entering these specialties must secure first-year positions in medicine, surgery, or transitional programs through the NRMP.
Application procedures for these matches are similar to those for the NRMP but generally precede the NRMP calendar by one to two months and require a separate registration fee.
If you are considering these choices, identify yourself to your advisor early. Specifics about these matches are available in the Office of Student Affairs waiting room on the bookshelf.
Students with military obligations must ascertain the deadline for the military match. Generally, all branches of the service forward the necessary information and paperwork to you in late summer.
Military students should register with the NRMP although they are required to participate in the military match. After the military match results are announced in December, students who matched in military residency programs must withdraw from the NRMP (sorry, your registration fee will not be refunded). Students who requested and received a deferment should continue to follow the steps for pursuing a civilian match.
For students who do match in military residency programs: One benefit of matching in the military is shipment of your household goods by yourself or a civilian carrier at government expense. You will be directed by your branch of the service to contact the Transportation Office at the closest military base, post, or station.