Applying to the VEI Residency Program

Virtual Interviewing

We transitioned to the virtual interviews starting for the 2021-2022 academic year. We recognize that candidates want to present their best and any type of recording during this process may add undue stress to the process. We would like to agree that neither party (program or candidate) record nor distribute any part of any interview conducted on a virtual platform (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Skype, etc.) This includes screenshots, still photos, audio recording, and video recording. Please direct any questions to Dr. Jennifer Lindsey, Director of Resident Education, or Silvia Clavijo, Program Manager,

Virtual residency interviews will be held on October 23-27, 2023. Check for details.

Virtual Tour

Day in the Life of a PGY-1 Ophthalmology Surgical Intern

Day in the Life of a PGY-2 Ophthalmology Resident

Day in the Life of a PGY-3 Ophthalmology Resident

Day in the Life of a PGY-4 Ophthalmology Resident

Tongue-in-Cheek Glaucoma Attending's Day in the Life

An interview with Dr. Groth on her experiences and tongue-in-cheek humor as an attending ophthalmologist in the Glaucoma clinic at Vanderbilt Eye Institute.

Advice for Ophthalmology Residency Match Season

All interviews for ophthalmology residency will remain virtual on Monday, October 23rd through Friday, October 27th.


All applications and required documents are accepted only through the San Francisco Match Program. USMLE Step III must be completed prior to commencing residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute.