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Dear Fellowship Directors and Coordinators: The AUPO-FCC and PDC (Program Directors Council) would like to reiterate the standing policy that applicants' OKAP scores are discouraged from being requested from applicants or programs, as this is not the intent of the OKAP examination (stated previously by the AAO as well). The examination is a formative measurement of ophthalmic knowledge to be used confidentially by programs and residents in guiding residents' learning processes and preparation for board certification examinations. Particularly this year when COVID-19 epidemic affected the administration of the exam we ask you not to request exam performance information from programs or applicants.
At the AUPO FCC Board of Managers meeting in the Fall of 2019, it was agreed to increase the Annual Program fee for the 2020-2021 fellowship cycle. Annual program fees are now $375.00 for up to 2 fellows and $75.00 per additional fellowship position. Invoices will go out in March 2020.