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Cornea and Contact Lenses - University Eye Center at Ketchum Health

Basic Information

Category Title: Cornea and Contact Lenses
Program Area of Emphasis:
Program Site: University Eye Center at Ketchum Health in Anaheim, CA
Program Location: School or College of Optometry
Program Address: 5460 E La Palma Ave.

Anaheim, California 92807
Phone Number: 714.463.7573
Fax Number: 714.992.7871
Email: dlam@ketchum.edu
Affiliation: Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Director of Residency Education:

Judy Tong, O.D., F.A.A.O.


Program Application Deadline: January 10th
Program URL: https://www.ketchum.edu/optometry/residency-programs/residency-profile-ccl-university-eye-center-ketchum-health-anaheim-ca

Program Description

Date Program Established: 07/1991
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the cornea and contact lens residency is to develop the resident's clinical expertise in specialty contact lens fitting and management, as well as the assessment and management of corneal disease using full scope optometric procedures and treatment options


Program Description:

1. TO ENHANCE THE RESIDENT'S CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN CORNEA AND CONTACT LENS PATIENT CARE THROUGH FITTING SPECIALTY CONTACT LENSES AND DESIGNING CONTACT LENSES BEYOND THE ENTRY-LEVEL COMPETENCY ACHIEVED AT THE COMPLETION OF THE OPTOMETRY DEGREE. 2. TO EXPAND THE RESIDENT'S SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE BASE, AND MANAGEMENT OF CORNEA AND CONTACT LENS PATIENTS WHOSE VISION LOSS EMANATES FROM AN ANTERIOR SEGMENT DISEASE PROCESS. 3. TO DEVELOP THE RESIDENT'S SKILLS AND PROFICIENCY IN FITTING AND DESIGNING PROSTHETIC LENSES. 4. TO DEVELOP THE RESIDENT'S SKILLS AND PROFICIENCY IN EXAMINING AND FITTING PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH CONTACT LENSES. 5. TO DEVELOP THE RESIDENT'S APPRECIATION OF SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES AND LIFE-LONG LEARNING. 6. TO PREPARE THE RESIDENT FOR CLINICAL TEACHING, INDEPENDENT PRACTICE, CLINICAL RESEARCH, OR A COMBINATION THEREOF, WITH EMPHASIS ON CONTACT LENSES AND DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF CORNEAL AND RELATED CONTACT LENS PROBLEMS. 7. TO DEVELOP THE RESIDENT'S INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND APPRECIATION OF EFFECTIVE CO-MANAGEMENT WITH OTHER PROVIDERS


Program Length: 1 year
Number of Positions Available in Program: 2
Program Starting Date: First week of July
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

The residency is 12 months in length, beginning July 1 - June 30. The resident is scheduled 24 to 30 hours per week of direct contact lens patient care. (PLEASE REFER TO THE CCL WEBPAGE ON THE MBKU WEBSITE FOR DETAILED WEEKLY AND MONTHLY SCHEDULES)


Requirements for Completion:

  1. Quarterly Encounter Activity Report

  2. Quarterly Patient Diagnosis Log

  3. Quarterly Faculty Evaluations

  4. Quarterly Program Evaluations

  5. Quarterly Resident Referral Log

  6. Quarterly Resident Activity Log

  7. Quarterly Resident Reading Log

  8. End of the Year Evaluation of Program

  9. Certification of Completion of Residency Requirements

  10. Resident Contact Address after Completion

  11. Be present for complete academic year from July 1 through June 30 except when on approved vacation, sick or authorized absence days.

  12. Provide quality, compassionate, and ethical care to all UEC patients.

  13. Prepare and complete a case series paper or original research project suitable for presentation and publication.

  14. Prepare and present a lecture for SCCO at MBKU Residency Forum.

  15. Reconcile any charges at the bookstore and return any borrowed library resources.


Program Salary/Stipend: $54,080
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance

Vacation

Paid Sick Leave

Travel Allowance

Other:
Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Dawn Lam, Residency Coordinator
Telephone: 714.463.7573
Fax: 714.992.7871
E-mail Address: dlam@ketchum.edu
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Dawn Lam, MSc, OD, FAAO Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B Ketchum University 2575 Yorba Linda Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92831 T: 714.463.7573 E: dlam@ketchum.edu


Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

*Will be a graduate of a four-year professional program in optometry from a school or college accredited by the Council on Optometric Education and granting the O.D. degree. *Must furnish complete transcripts of all optometric education. *Must have taken and passed Parts I & II of the National Board of Optometry.  Completion and passing of Part III at the time of the interview is preferred but not required. *Will provide an essay stating the reasons for applying to this program. *Will provide a current Curriculum Vitae (CV). *Must apply through the ORMatch and follow application guidelines. The application deadline is January 10th. *An in-person interview is required. *Applicants should send application matching materials to the ORMatch *Three letters of reference are required; two letters must be from full-time faculty members who have been most responsible for the clinical education of the applicant. *The Southern California College of Optometry affirms that all residency candidates will be evaluated without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or age. *Applicants must be eligible for licensure as an optometrist in California.


Program Application Deadline: January 10th

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