AUPO FCC Statement

Aug 21, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, limited travel, social distancing, and other factors, the AUPO FCC would like all AUPO FCC programs to adhere to the following policy this interview season.

  1. Committing to online interviews and virtual visits for all applicants.
  2. Delayed opening of the fellowship application and match process
  3. Committing to transparency and enhanced communication among all stakeholders

Committing to online interviews and virtual visits: An eblast was sent to AUPO FCC fellowship directors, coordinators, and chairs strongly supporting this. This is due to limited travel or the inability to travel for many applicants due to COVID-19 institutional and other restrictions. This will enable a “level playing field” for all applicants.

In keeping with the timeline of the ophthalmology residency match, the Central Application Service (CAS) target date was July 22, the rank order due date is December 10 and the SF fellowship match date is December 17. We encourage fellowship directors to reach out to residency directors on an individual basis regarding applicants that may require any enhanced training during their fellowships. We also strongly recommend that fellowship programs do not use OKAP scores in their evaluation of applicants, as this is not the intent of the OKAP examination, and some applicants were not able to take the OKAPs this year. This is indicated at the AUPO FCC website and an email was sent about this.

AUPO FCC's quarterly eNewsletter - Winter 2019

Jan 16, 2019

We have passed the halfway point for the 2018-2019 academic year. Fellows should be fully engaged in their program and learning process. This is a good time to review compliance requirements and if necessary, make adjustments. Be sure that your program is achieving its goals in fellow education.

Exit Survey Reports

Jan 16, 2019

Each year, the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology, Fellowship Compliance Committee (AUPO FCC) collects an exit survey from fellows who finished their training at participating programs. We recently updated the reports online to include the 2018 data based on the exit surveys for selected subspecialties.

The Heed Foundation Merit Award Fellowship Program Open Now for Applications

Jan 16, 2019

Please share this information with eligible residents and fellows

Program Updates

Jan 16, 2019

Are your fellows regularly updating their procedure logs?  All fellows should have their username and password and have already accessed their log for entering surgeries, procedures or cases. Fellowship Directors can login to the online system and view documentation entered by fellows. We encourage you to view these logs throughout the year to check your fellow’s progress and to be sure your program is complying with your subspecialty program requirements.

2018 Triennial / Quadrennial Reviews Report

Jan 16, 2019

A total of 44 programs among 7 subspecialties were reviewed during the 2018 triennial/quadrennial period. Several programs across multiple subspecialties are being monitored for various compliance matters.

2018 Fellow Exit Surveys Report

Jan 16, 2019

313 fellow exit surveys among 7 subspecialties were collected in June and July for review. There were 65 programs that were sent letters for clarification and several programs are being closely monitored.

AUPO FCC Spring Newsletter

May 16, 2018

With just a couple of months left in the 2017/2018 academic year, fellows should be fully engaged in your program and their learning process. This is a good time to review compliance requirements, to make adjustments, and to check that your program is achieving its goals related to fellow education.

Remind your fellows the deadline to complete exit surveys is the last day of their fellowship program between June 30 and July 7. If your fellow will stay past June 30, please email AUPO FCC Staff at to let us know. All 3 parts of the survey will need to be complete in order for the fellow to submit. Fellow Exit Survey answers are anonymous; programs may only view the Case Log section after it has been submitted. 


Triennial / Quadrennial Reviews

May 16, 2018

Managing Your Program

May 16, 2018