resgrad_09Consistent with its educational mission, the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (UABSO) places significant emphasis on residency education. UABSO strives to develop, maintain, advance, and promote post-doctoral clinical training programs of excellence in the major areas of optometric care. In so doing, the UAB School of Optometry serves as a leader in residency education.

Res_SchoolThe School began its first residency program in 1978, and 343 optometrists have completed UABSO residencies to date. Currently, seven residency programs offer a total of twelve residency positions. All residency programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association and all utilize ORMatch Residency Matching Service for application. The application deadline is February 15, and instructions for application can be found on the ORMatch webpage.

Residency Programs Located at UAB School of Optometry

Residency Programs Affiliated with UAB School of Optometry

Application Information
To apply to any of our programs of excellence, visit the ORMatch website at and carefully follow the application instructions and deadlines.

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