A Message From Our Program Director

Welcome to the Ophthalmology Residency Program website!

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Ophthalmology Residency Program’s mission is to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where Ophthalmology residents receive individualized learning opportunities to maximize their full potential as clinicians, educators and healthcare leaders.

Our faculty is committed to ensuring that Ophthalmology residents fulfill their ACGME competence goals and objectives. The purpose of the Ophthalmology Residency Program is to prepare graduates for challenges of patient care. The program is focused on residents becoming well-rounded physicians as well as mastering quality and efficient patient care in both the inpatient and outpatient environment.

And, above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In pursuit of our mission, we believe the following value statements are essential and timeless: We recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual. We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness.

Grace Levy-Clarke, MD
Program Director

Our Ophthalmology Residency is a three-year program accredited by the ACGME for a total of six (6) residents per academic year, with a maximum of two residents in each PGY2, PGY3 and PGY4 level.

The program combines clinical and surgical training with strong didactics to provide the highest level of training in Ophthalmology.

Our Ophthalmology residency program participates in the San Francisco Match and all interested candidates are required to submit their applications to the SF Match at www.sfmatch.org.

Our SF Match program number is #5609.

Below is the current selection criteria and requirements for the application/admission process:

  • Completed CAS Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Our program does not sponsor J1 visas
  • Applicants must have passed USMLE Step 1 and taken both components of Step 2 or COMLEX Level 1 and Taken both components of Level 2
  • Minimum scores to be considered are:
    • USMLE Step 1: 231
    • USMLE Step 2: 240
    • COMLEX Level 1: 603
    • COMLEX Level 2: 585

Effective July 1, 2021, the ACGME will require Ophthalmology residents to complete their PGY1 year at the same institution as their Ophthalmology residency. Our Transitional Year Program at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point (RMCBP) participates in the Main NRMP residency match. We encourage interested applicants to apply to the RMCBP Transitional Year/Ophthalmology Program #2137999P1 in the 2021 NRMP Main Residency Match.

Brian Szabo, DO
PGY2 Resident

Nicholas Bottaro, DO
PGY4 Resident

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Graduate Medical Education
14000 Fivay Road
Hudson, FL 34667
Phone: (727) 819-2966
Fax: (727) 819-2928
Program Coordinator: Patty Carey