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Couples matching and Ophtho?

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by liverboy, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. liverboy


    Apr 15, 2007
    Does anyone have advice on couples matching and Ophtho?

    Whatever specialty your spouse chose, what did you do to end up in the same city or program?

    I know that there is not a Couples Match with the SF Match or AUA Match like there is for the NRMP, but I will be applying to match Ophthalmology and my fiance Urology.

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
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  3. 4424

    4424 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2005
    that's tough when they are both early. if i recall the ophtho match results were released 2 weeks before urology but i'm not sure when urology needed their rank list in by. you may want to find that out. if your significant other can adjust their rank list based on where you matched for ophtho that would be the best case scenario. i'd recommend applying to cities that have multiple programs (nyc, etc) that way if you dont' match in your #1, there's still other programs that will allow you to match in the same place.

    it's a tough situation when you're both applying to competitive specialties.
  4. Pilot Doc

    Pilot Doc SDN Angel Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2002

    Supposedly there's an under the table SF couples match. call the SF match admin offices and ask.
  5. liverboy


    Apr 15, 2007
    Thanks 4424 and Pilot Doc for your responses.

    Has anyone reading or that you know of matched Ophtho with a spouse before in the NRMP?
  6. Haptic

    Haptic 2+ Year Member

    Oct 24, 2006
    I couples matched into ophtho with another person in rays, PM if any specific questions...

    there is no couples matching with NRMP and SF although there used to be

    I think it's just going to be strategy and luck
  7. eyefly

    eyefly 2+ Year Member

    Sep 16, 2006
    all the advice so far is good. don't forget about the prelim year. my wife and i both got our number 1 choice for our main residecies then i matched at my number 2 prelim spot. going to a large city with multiple programs will help but stay on your toes.

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