Centralized Application Service (CAS)

A Centralized Application Service is available through the San Francisco Match for all Ophthalmology Fellowship subspecialties except for Neuro-Ophthalmology and Pathology. Applicants applying for Neuro-Ophthalmology and Pathology subspecialties must register for the Match and contact programs directly to obtain application materials and procedures. Canadian programs are not required to utilize the CAS system. Canadian applicants should check directly with the specific program directors for application requirements before applying through the CAS system.

About CAS

The Central Application Service distributes applications to residency and fellowship training programs. For each training program you need to fill out an application form, gather ONE copy of each of the required documents, and mail your entire package to CAS. We process, scan, and distribute your applications to each of the programs that you request. There is no separate registration required for CAS. CAS is available for fellowships in the following sub-specialties:

  • Cornea External Disease and Refractive Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Surgical Retina
  • Uveitis

SF Match Fellowship Central Application Service (CAS)

Additional Information

SF Match Application Deadlines

Applicant are urged to consult the SF Match web page for current application deadlines.  

The following are the deadlines for the 2020 positions.

Thursday, June 3, 2019

  • Applicant registration begins.

  • Please note that registration is open until the rank list deadline. Applicants are encouraged to register as early as possible to allow time to apply and for interviews.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
CAS Target Date

  • This is the Target Date for applicants to complete the requirements for application distribution.

  • This is NOT a deadline. Some programs accept applications at any time; others may set a deadline. It is the applicant's responsibility to contact training programs for individual deadline dates.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 
12:00 PM PST
Match Deadline

  • ALL rank lists must be submitted by 12:00 PM (noon) PST. After the deadline rank lists choices will be locked and no changes can be made.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Match Results

  • Match results are made available to programs, applicants and US medical schools through the SF Match system. Login is required to view results.

Friday, December 13, 2019

  • Any vacancies which remain after the match will be announced on the Immediate Vacancies page. The list is subject to change and we do our best to only post and process requests to forward applications to active vacancies.
    Contact programs directly or use the provided form on this page to have your completed CAS file sent. Programs are responsible for contacting the SF Match to remove a vacancy once filled.

July 2020

  • Ophthalmology Fellowship training begins.