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Community Health/Ocular Disease Residency

Basic Information

Category Title: Primary Care Optometry
Program Area of Emphasis: Community Health Optometry, Ocular Disease
Program Site: NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health East New York
Program Location: School or College of Optometry
Program Address: 2094 Pitkin Avenue

Brooklyn, New York 11207
Phone Number: 718-240-0445
Fax Number: 718-240-0439
Affiliation: State University of New York, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Diane Adamczyk, OD

Program Application Deadline: ORMatch Deadline
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 1997
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The residency in Family Practice and Ocular Disease Optometry seeks to attract highly qualified optometric graduates who have demonstrated above average entry-level competence in full-scope optometric care and have an interest in community-based practice in an urban locale. This program provides the opportunity for the resident to render continuity of care for patients with a diverse range of eye and vision disorders. Individuals who complete the program will be prepared to develop and operate a full-scope optometric service in an inner-city environment, and to assume a faculty position at an optometric educational institution.

Program Description:

In this multidisciplinary medical setting, the resident provides eyecare for patients of all ages with a diverse range and high rate of ocular and systemic disorders. The resident also provides direct care under ophthalmologic supervision, observes surgeries and observes patient care in various nonophthalmic medical departments. The resident manages all cases and coordinates interdisciplinary care when necessary. Individuals who complete the program are prepared to develop and operate a full-scope urban eyecare service.

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

40 hour per week (includes Saturday)

Requirements for Completion:

Requirements for Completion of Program: * Fulfillment of the academic obligation, which includes attendance to: Minor & Major Presentations, Didactic Program/Grand Rounds ("Friday Programs"), Core Didactic Curriculum * Present a minor (20 minute) and a major (50 minute) presentation * Publishable quality paper * Maintenance and completion of supervisor evaluation, patient logs, etc. * Meeting professional and clinical responsibilities * Fulfillment of terms of employment * Any program specific requirements, attendance, and satisfactory clinical and professional achievements

Program Salary/Stipend: $43,170.00
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Paid Sick Leave

Travel Allowance

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Lloyd Haskes, Supervisor
Telephone: 718-240-0445
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Lloyd Haskes, OD

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

*OD degree from an accredited school of optometry *Successful completion of all parts of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry is preferred prior to the application deadline. *NY State Licensure (eligible for applicants)

Program Application Deadline: ORMatch Deadline

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