House Officer Selection

The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) streamlines the residency application process for applicants, their Designated Dean's Offices, Letter of Recommendation (LoR) authors and program directors. By providing applicants the ability to build and deliver their application and supporting materials individually or as a package to programs, ERAS provides a centralized, but flexible solution to the residency application and documents distribution process.

Application Timeline - Residency (All Program Cycles)

ERAS Main Match Timeline

Application Timeline - Fellowship/Other

ERAS Resources

The SF Match provides residency and fellowship matching services to specialties and subspecialties across the spectrum of medicine. The Matching Process was developed to allow applicants to Residency and Fellowship training to visit and evaluate various training programs in a systematic fashion without the pressure of being asked for a commitment before the evaluation process is completed.  At the conclusion of their evaluation process, applicants can rank programs in a confidential fashion with the opportunity to match to the best available program.

Residency Programs:

Ophthalmology Match

Ophthalmology Match Timeline - Check Match Calendar for specific dates

Fellowship Programs:

Neurotology Fellowship Match

Neurotology Fellowship Timeline - Check Match Calendar for specific Dates

Ophthalmology - Retina Fellowship

Ophthalmology - Retina Fellowship Timeline

Pediatric Orthopaedics Fellowship Match

Pediatric Orthopaedics Fellowship Match Timeline

Plastic Surgery - Aesthetics

Plastic Surgery - Aesthetics Fellowship Timeline

Plastic Surgery - Microsurgery Fellowship Match

Plastic Surgery - Microsurgery Fellowship Match Timeline

The San Francisco Central Application Service (CAS) distributes applications to residency and fellowship training programs online. Applicants are required fill out a CAS application form, provide a set of required documents, and select programs for distribution. A separate fee is required for CAS distributions. 

The information provided on the Urology Residency Match process will assist candidates with this critical step in their urologic education and future career.

Urology Specialty Match Timeline - Check Match Calendar for specific dates

The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®), or The Match®, is a private, non-profit organization established in 1952 at the request of medical students to provide an orderly and fair mechanism for matching the preferences of applicants for U.S. residency positions with the preferences of residency program directors. 

The Match Process

Accessing The Match

NRMP Main Match Timeline

Match Resources

During Match Week, unmatched and partially matched applicants registered for the Main Residency Match® with verified credentials may participate in the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program® (SOAP®) to try to obtain an unfilled residency position.

 Download How a SOAP Round Works

For Programs

For Institutions 

Match Policy: What Program Directors Need to Know

Waiver Policy

Violations Policy

Sanctions Guidelines

All in Policy

NRMP Privacy Statement

NRMP Professionalism Policy - Program directors CANNOT ask an applicant about ranking preferences or for any information about other programs where the applicant has applied or interviewed.

Match Communication Code of Conduct

Match Participation Agreement


Download  Match Participation Agreement for Institutions for 2022 Main Residency Match and for Fellowship Matches Opening after September 15, 2021

Main Residency Match

Download Match Participation Agreement for Programs

Specialties Matching Service

Download Match Participation Agreement between Applicants and Programs for all Matches Opening after June 30, 2020

Applicant Requirements

LSUHSC 2020 Recruitment Policy 

Applicants must be given Applicant Information Sheet and Sample Contract and sign the Interviewee Acknowledgement Form BEFORE  interviewing.  Programs must retain copies of these documents for all interview candidates.

What information should I make available to applicants?

House Officer Eligibility and Selection

LSU School of Medicine ensures that its training programs select from eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Programs do not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. House Officer selection criteria must conform to the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) General Requirements.

NRMP Applicant Eligibility

Program Eligibility

Only applicants who meet one of the following criteria may be accepted for residency training in accredited programs sponsored by LSU Health Sciences Center:

US Citizens

Permanent Residents of the United States

J1 Visa sponsored by ECFMG - As noted in Chancellor Memorandum 39 (CM-39) ECFMG sponsorship as a J-1 exchange visitor is the appropriate and only mechanism whereby foreign physicians may enter graduate medical education/training programs at the LSU Health Sciences Center

Employment Authorization Document (EAD) - is NOT accepted for Graduate Medical Education Training at LSUHSC.  It is NOT a Permanent Resident Card.  An EAD card is one way to prove someone is allowed to work in the U.S. for a specific time.   

ECFMG Certificate Required for all non US Medical School Graduates

Fellowship Programs

The ACGME includes two choices for fellowship eligibility. All applicants should review the criteria as established by the relevant Resident Review Committee.

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