• Completion of an undergraduate bachelor’s degree prior to applying is required. A science based degree is preferred.

  • The GRE is not required.

  • We cannot accept applications from individuals who are not US Citizens, unless the applicant has a Green Card.

  • We encourage applicants shadow an orthoptist prior to applying

Application Materials-Due By February 1, 2023

  • For your convenience, we have comprised a short synopsis of our program which can be found here.

  • To apply to the Boston Orthoptic Fellowship Program, please print out the application found here and mail or email it to:

Sarah MacKinnon, MSc, OC(C), CO, COMT

Boston Children’s Hospital

Department of Ophthalmology, Fegan 4

300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115

  • The application requires all college transcripts, 3 letters of reference, a CV (curriculum vitae) and a letter of interest.

  • You can find information on how to write a CV here

  • There is no fee to apply.

  • An interview is required. This can be done in person or virtually.

For References

The instruction letter for your references can be found here. Please give it to your 3 references giving them adequate time before the deadline to respond.

Tuition and Expenses

  • Tuition is $5,000 per year (This is subject to change. Please confirm with program director as needed).

  • The student is financially responsible for all living expenses including health insurance during training.

  • Students in orthoptic programs do not usually qualify for student loans. Some partial scholarships are available through independent organizations, see the resources page.