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.

What's Happening

1. The central application system (CAS) portal will open on July 1, 2021, and applications will be released to programs on September 1, 2021.  Applicants may continue to submit after September 1, and programs may offer interviews on a rolling basis. These dates are also for fellowships not using CAS.  Important dates are as follows.

  • Applicant registration opens: Thursday, July 1, 2021
  • Interviews open: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
  • Program and Applicant Rank list due: Friday, December 3, 2021
  • Match Results Announced: Friday, December 10, 2021
  • Vacancies: Monday, December 13, 2021
  • Training to begin: July 2022

2. The interview cycle will be conducted 100% virtually this year. This is a requirement for participating in the SF match this year. This will be evaluated again next year.
3. For those using the CAS, all interview offers must occur through the central scheduling system.
4. All fellowships must start on or after July 1, 2022. Programs are strongly encouraged to start on July 8, 2022 to allow fellows to complete their residency, ending June 30, 2022. Fellowship directors are strongly encouraged to coordinate start dates with the incoming fellow(s)’ Residency Program Director.
 

In March, your program received an invoice by email for your programs annual dues for the 2021-2022 fellowship cycle. Payment should be received no later than July 1 and nonpayment may result in loss of compliance. The annual fee for a compliant program is $375.00 for up to two approved fellowship positions and $75.00 for each additional approved position. This fee is required annually for continued compliance even if you do not have a fellowship position for that year.

Pay  Options:

  • Pay Online: Invoices can be paid online. You will need the information in the invoice below to enter into the online form.
  • Pay by Check: Print the invoice from the email you received and mail your check with the invoice to:
     AUPO FCC
    Dept. 34069
    PO Box 39000
    San Francisco, CA 94139

The AUPO FCC no longer sends paper invoices. If you have not received your invoice by email, contact staff at aupofcc@aao.org.