Residency Application Overview


May: Start 3rd year and begin process of narrowing down your specialty

January: Class meeting on preparing for 4th year

  • Plan step dates
  • Select and meet Field-Specific Advisor

February: Class meeting to discuss residency application and MSPE (aka Dean’s letter) and meet the BMC residency directors

  • Begin requesting Letters of Recommendation, ERAS partially opens

February to March: Complete Biosketch and create CV, and submit to the OSA

February to May: Meet with OSA dean for MSPE

March to May: If applying for away rotations start VSAS process

April: 4th year orientation

May: Start 4th year!

  • Begin to request Letters of Recommendation
  • Start writing Personal Statement


June, July & August: Personal statement workshops – bring a draft!


July to September: Review MSPE

September: Transcripts scanned into ERAS

Early September: SFMP Ophthalmology target date for submission

  • NRMP will open for registration on September 15, 2015

September 6: ERAS application transmission opens for applicants

September 15:  Program Directors will be able to download application information.

October 1: MSPE sent in for students nationwide in all matches.

  • Interview workshop and mock interviews

November-February:  Interviews

December:  Military Match

January:  Ophthalmology and Urology Match Results

March:  CaRMS and NRMP Match Results