Applying to the Program
Applying to the Program
The Department of Ophthalmology encourages applications from motivated individuals who desire a collegial atmosphere in which to develop their critical diagnostic, patient management, microsurgical skills and research abilities.

For further information:
Please contact:
Kim Bergen
Resident Program Coordinator
(708) 216-4161

Each applicant must contact the Central Application Service (CAS) to request a standardized application form which is available from:

The Central Application Service
SF Match

655 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(voice) 415-447-0350
(Fax) 415-561-8535

The CAS Application is available online in PDF format. In order to view, download, save and edit the application, you will need to have FREE Adobe Reader installed on your computer.

Applicants should send their completed form to CAS, which then forwards it to Loyola. CAS recommends that you have your application to them by August 30. (Loyola’s deadline to receive applications is October 1.)

The CAS application should include:

  1. Your completed CAS application form (please type or print).
  2. A personal statement.
  3. Your official college transcript.
  4. Your official medical school transcript.
  5. A copy of your USMLE scores or FLEX Examination scores.
  6. Three faculty letters of recommendation, and one from the dean of your medical school.
    (The Dean’s letter may be submitted after October 1.)
  7. A bibliography or copies of your publications, if applicable. If you have a graduate degree, please describe your
  8. Your official OMP Match Number.

Please request that the CAS send all materials to:
David Yoo, MD
Director Residency Program
Department of Ophthalmology
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Building 102, Room 2668A
Maywood, IL 60153

A committee carefully reviews each applicant’s materials and invites the best qualified applicants to be interviewed at Loyola. All applicants are given thoughtful consideration and decisions are not based on race, religion, creed, age or sex.