Applicants must meet the following requirements by the residency appointment date:

  • Graduation from a Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME)-accredited medical school in the United States or Canada
  • Satisfactory completion of an approved internship in medicine or surgery
  • Satisfactory completion of the USMLE, Part 3

Graduates of foreign medical schools may be considered for residency appointments if they obtain a Status Letter of Evaluation or California licensure from the Medical Board of California. Specific information regarding medical licensure is available from the Medical Board of California.

Medical Board of California
1426 Howe Avenue 
Sacramento, California 95825 
Phone: (916) 263-2344
[email protected]

Applicants who are not United States citizens must possess an Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) J-1 clinical visa to be eligible for residency training. Information about UCLA-sponsored visas is available on our Graduate Medical Education website:


Application Requirements
Applicants to the Ophthalmology Residency Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA must register through the Ophthalmology Matching Program (OMP). The Central Application Service (CAS), which is an automatic part of the OMP registration, distributes applications to the programs specified. Any application not received directly from the CAS cannot be considered. The Stein Eye Institute Residency Selection Office must receive applications by September 24.

Applicants to the EyeSTAR Program must submit additionally an EyeSTAR Program Application along with three (3) EyeSTAR Program Evaluation Forms and letters of recommendation. These should be sent directly to the Stein Eye Institute EyeSTAR Program following the instructions on the forms. The program coordinator must receive all CAS applications by September 24 and supplemental application materials by October 1.


Ophthalmology Matching Program 
P.O. Box 7584
San Francisco, California 94120-7584
Phone: (415) 447-0350
Fax: (415) 561-8535
[email protected]


EyeSTAR Program Application >

EyeSTAR Program Evaluation Form >

Applicants selected for personal interviews with members of the Resident Selection Committee are notified by phone starting October 30.

Several hotels are conveniently located near the Stein Eye Institute. For information on local accommodations, click on the link below.

Out-of-Town Visitors

Traveling from outside the local area for medical treatment is difficult enough without the added uncertainty that comes with facing new places and people. Jules Stein Eye Institute provides a full-service program dedicated to meeting the special needs of international patients, their families and their personal physicians.

If you are a visitor from another country and would like to receive services at our Institute, contact us directly or visit the International Services website.

UCLA Tiverton House

UCLA Tiverton House Entrance

The UCLA Tiverton House is located on the UCLA
campus about one block from the Stein Eye Institute.

(310) 794-0151
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UCLA Guest House

UCLA Guest House Entrance

The UCLA Guest House is located on upper
campus. Shuttle service is available to the
Stein Eye Institute.

(310) 825-2923 
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Visitor Information
Phone: (310) 825-5000
Fax: (310) 825-0441

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