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Program Title: Huntington VA Residency Program
Program Type: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis:
Program Site: Huntington VA Medical Center
Program Location: VA
Program Address: Huntington VA Residency Program
1540 Spring Valley Dr
Huntington, West Virginia 25704
Phone Number: 304-429-6755 ext 2887
Fax Number: 304-429-7592
Email: Sunni.Martin@va.gov
Affiliation: Indiana University, School of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Don W. Lyon, OD, MS


Program Application Deadline: February 1
Program URL: http://www.optometry.iu.edu/academics/residencies/index.shtml

Program Description

Date Program Established:
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The optometric residency program in ocular disease at the Huntington VA Medical Center, in cooperation with the Indiana University College of Optometry, seeks to provide entry-level optometric graduates with advanced didactic knowledge and intense clinical training in the diagnosis and management of patients with ocular disease and the ocular manifestations of systemic disease


Program Description:

The optometric residency program at the Huntington VA Medical Center offers an intense program focused on the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease and systemically-related ocular disease. Residents provide direct care to patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis as well as on consultative service within the Medical Center. In addition to clinical training, the residents participate in educational conferences including fluorescein and OCT conference, disease conference and weekly lectures. Residents also gain valuable medical experience by rotation through hospital specialty services--including internal medicine, surgery, neurology, emergency services, cardiology, and radiology. The Eye Clinic is comprised of eleven examination rooms, including a laser procedures room. All examination rooms are fully equipped with lensometer, autorefractor, computer, and a full range of ophthalmic equipment. Ancillary equipment includes slit lamp photography, optical coherence tomographers (OCT), Humphrey visual field analyzers, A- and B-scan ultrasonographer and fundus camera. The residents function independently as well as with the attending staff and students. They are given their own examination rooms, computers and dedicated office space. They have full access to clinic equipment, reference materials, and all Medical Center facilities.


Program Length: Twelve months
Number of Positions Available in Program: 4
Program Starting Date: July 1
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

The official tour of duty for optometry residents is 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. When assigned to the Eye Clinic, residents are expected to be on the premises at all times during their tour. When on external rotations, the tour of duty may change to reflect the hours and schedules of the respective service through which you are rotating. In addition to the assigned tour of duty, residents are required to take call and be available to examine patients on an emergency basis outside of normal business hours. The on-call resident is also required to be present for one to two hours on Saturday to perform one-day cataract post-operative exams with the cataract surgeon.


Requirements for Completion:








  • Satisfactory evaluation of performance from clinical preceptors.

  • Participation in weekly didactic activities (case reports, journal review, clinical workshops, etc.).

  • Provide and document direct patient care to an adequate number of patients commensurate with program goals and in accordance with clinic protocols.

  • Present at least four lectures during the residency year. Attendees of these lectures could include clinical staff, student trainees, and students at Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, IN. 

  • Completion of one paper of publishable quality.

  • Completion of five or more interdisciplinary clinical rotations.



Program Salary/Stipend: $34,888
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance

Vacation

Paid Sick Leave

Other:
Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: Yes

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Sunni Martin, Residency Program Coordinatory
Telephone: 304-429-6755 ext. 2887
Fax:
E-mail Address: Sunni.Martin@va.gov
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Application through ORMatch and the following is required and needs to be sent to Dr. David Johnson NBEO Scores Official School Transcripts Three (3) Letters of Recommendation


Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

OD degree from an accredited school or college of optometry within the United States Application materials described below


United States citizenship is required to qualify for VHA appointment in a paid VA optometry resident position funded by the Office of Academic Affiliations. Reference: VA Handbook 5005/57, Part II, Chapter 3, Paragraph 3.g.(1) & (5)(c), dated June 14, 2012.
Program Application Deadline: February 1

Additional Comments

The optometric residency program at the Huntington VA Medical Center offers an intense program focused on the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease and systemically-related ocular disease. Residents provide direct care to patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis as well as on consultative service within the Medical Center. In addition to clinical training, the residents participate in educational conferences including fluorescein and OCT conference, disease conference and weekly lectures. Residents also gain valuable medical experience by rotation through other specialty services—which usually includes internal medicine, surgery, neurology, labs/pathology, cardiology, retina, and radiology.



The Eye Clinic is comprised of twelve examination rooms, including a laser procedures room and additional space for low vision services. All examination rooms are fully equipped with lensometer, autorefractor, computer, and a full range of ophthalmic equipment. Ancillary equipment includes optical coherence tomography with angiography, Humphrey visual field analyzers, A- and B-scan ultrasonographer, corneal topographer, and fundus cameras with autofluorescence. The residents function independently as well as with the attending staff and students. They are given their own examination rooms, computers and dedicated office space. They have full access to clinic equipment, reference materials, and all Medical Center facilities.