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December 23, 2020

Video-Conference Interviewing for the Ophthalmology Residency Match

Author Affiliations
  • 1Section of Ophthalmology, Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island
  • 2Division of Ophthalmology, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • 3Department of Ophthalmology, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey
  • 4Department of Public Health Sciences, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2021;139(2):249. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.5759

To the Editor We read with interest the timely article by Venincasa et al1 on applicant perceptions of the US ophthalmology residency matching process. Particularly striking were financial barriers, which necessitated that 68% of respondents obtain additional funds from family, loans, or credit cards. Given the ballooning debt of US medical students,2 the expense of the ophthalmology residency application process is an obvious area to target for reform.

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