New Program Applicants

The AUPO FCC, a Limited Liability Corporation, is a non-profit professional medical organization committed to the establishment of ophthalmology training standards in fellowship programs.

We offer a voluntary compliance system focused on uniform educational standards, protection of the public, protection of institutions, protection of trainees, accountability and enforcement. The compliance process is voluntary and financed by participating fellowship programs, subspecialty societies and the AUPO. All subspecialties in ophthalmology are encouraged to participate in the AUPO FCC.

Applications for Fellowships wishing to apply for AUPO FCC compliant status will be available starting late September and are due by May 1 for fellows starting in July.  Annual program fees are $325.00 for up to 2 fellows and $75.00 per additional fellowship position.  It is recommended to review the program requirements and the application question before submitting an application. Once an application is submitted online, the approval process typically takes between 4-6 weeks.

Additionally, fellowship positions in Cornea, Glaucoma and Pediatrics must be offered through the San Francisco Matching Program (SF Match).

To access information about your subspecialty, please visit our Subspecialties page. Here you can find information about applying to the AUPO FCC, completing triennial or quadrennial reviews, submitting required fellow and exit surveys.

 

New Program Applications

Cornea

New Cornea program applications must be submitted by May 1 for a July 1 compliance date.

Cornea New Program
Application 

Glaucoma

New Glaucoma program applications must be submitted by May 1 for a July 1 compliance date.

Glaucoma New Program
Application
 

Oncology and Pathology

New Oncology and Pathology program applications must be submitted by May 1 for a July 1 compliance date.

Oncology and Pathology
New Program Application 

Pediatric Ophthalmology

New Pediatric Ophthalmology program applications must be submitted by May 1 for a July 1 compliance date.

Pediatric Ophthalmology
New Program Application

Surgical Retina and Vitreous

New Surgical Retina and Vitreous program applications must be submitted by May 1 for a July 1 compliance date.

Surgical Retina and Vitreous
New Program Application 

Uveitis

New Uveitis program applications must be submitted by May 1 for a July 1 compliance date.

Uveitis
New Program Application