Applying to the VEI Residency Program

Virtual Interviewing

As we transition to the virtual interviews this 2021-2022 academic year, the residency and fellowship programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) want all participants in the interview process to have the best experience as possible. 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, 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 November 1-5, 2021. 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

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year's ophthalmology residency match will be different than previous years. In particular, all interviews for ophthalmology residency will be virtual on Monday, November 2nd through Friday, November 6th.


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.