Residency Training Program

Sonal Tuli, M.D., Chair

Casey Beal, M.D., Program Director

For more information, please contact:  

Mrs. Christina Kuruppacherry

Department of Ophthalmology

University of Florida

Box 100284

Gainesville, FL  32610-0284

Call: (352) 273-8776

Fax: (352) 273-7402


Applications are due in the Summer/Fall prior to the July 1 program starting date. 

Summer/Fall 2020 

Dear Applicant: 

Thank you for your interest in a residency position in the University of Florida Department of Ophthalmology beginning with a UF Ophthalmology Joint Internship Year on July 1, 2021. 

The Department of Ophthalmology selects 5 residents each year largely on the basis of medical school standing & grades, the quality of your 3 letters of recommendation, and various relevant professional and personal attributes. We’re looking for residents who epitomize generosity, integrity and community.  A demonstrated previous interest in the field of ophthalmology i.e. research, volunteer work, etc. is helpful, but not necessary.

Our department participates in the San Francisco Ophthalmology Matching Program, so you must be registered with them in order to apply to our program.  The deadline for receiving your application is October 9, 2020.  Applications not completed by that date cannot be considered. 

We grant interviews to approximately 45 applicants out of the 500-550 applications we receive each year. The interviews will be held on 3 selected dates in November and/or December. The personal interview is an important part of the application process and is a requirement for acceptance into our program.  We truly appreciate your interest in our program. 


Christina Kuruppacherry

Residency Program Administrator

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