AUPO FCC Statement

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.