I am a 3rd year medical student and will be applying to Opthalmology residencies this fall. I know it is extremely competitive to get into residencies. Does anyone have any advice on what I can do to make my application stronger? I have done well, but I am not AOA, which I know many schools look at. I just started doing research. I would love to hear from those of you who have matched in Ophthalmology and what your experiences were. Also, do any of you have any insight as to which schools have cut-off points where they won't even consider you if you aren't AOA with high board scores (I have already ruled out the obvious top programs)? The schools I have called all "say" they don't have cut-offs, but I know that is hardly ever the case.