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 $375.00 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.

 

 

Program Applications

Cornea

New Cornea program applications are now open. Deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2022. 

 

External Disease Only

 

External Disease and Refractive Surgery

Glaucoma

New Glaucoma program applications are now open. Deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2022. 

Glaucoma New Program Application 

Medical Retina

New Medical Retina applications are now open. Deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2022. 

Medical Retina Application

Neuro-Ophthalmology

New Neuro-Ophthalmology applications are now open. Deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2022. 

Neuro-Ophthalmology New Program Application

Oncology and Pathology

New Oncology and Pathology applications are now open. Deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2022. 

Oncology & Pathology combined New Program Application 

Oncology Only New Program Application 

Pathology Only New Program Application

Pediatric Ophthalmology

New Pediatric Ophthalmology applications are now open. Deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2022. 

Pediatric Ophthalmology New Program Application

Surgical Retina and Vitreous

New Surgical Retina and Vitreous applications are now open. Deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2022. 

Surgical Retina and Vitreous New Program Application 

Uveitis

New Uveitis applications are now open. Deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2022. 

Uveitis New Program Application