Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP) Exam

The American Academy of Ophthalmology administers the OKAP to U.S.-based ophthalmology residents every year. It is a 260-question multiple choice test that is designed to test basic and clinical knowledge in ophthalmology. Details about how to register, costs, etc. are available on the AAO's website.

I plan to eventually write a few articles detailing the OKAP in a similar fashion to what I've already done for the Written Qualifying Exam and Oral Board Exam; however, the AAO's done a great job already of answering some of those questions. Stay tuned for my take!


Key Dates

Online Registration (done at the residency program level)

Schedule Exam (Prometric online or 800.481.6473 [M-F 8a-8p])

Exam Date

Early October

December 1 (recommended)

Saturday, March 23, 2019