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Ocular Disease Residency

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Glaucoma, Retina
Program Site: SUNY Optometry
Program Location: School or College of Optometry
Program Address: 33 W 42nd St

NY, New York 10036
Phone Number: 212-938-5865
Fax Number:
Affiliation: State University of New York, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Diane Adamczyk, OD

Program Application Deadline: ORMatch Deadline
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Program Description

Date Program Established: 1998
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Residency in Ocular Disease, sponsored at the State University of New York College of Optometry is to offer qualified optometrists advanced training, education and research/scholarly activity opportunities in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease and to prepare the resident to become a clinical and didactic educator.

Program Description:

The Residency in Ocular Disease at the State University of New York, State College of Optometry will provide the resident with training and education necessary to deliver advanced ophthalmic care that meets the visual needs of a diverse population of patients having ocular disease. Residents will have responsibilities in patient care, community outreach and patient education, clinical education and research/scholarly activity. The residents will be expected to provide a full range of ophthalmic patient care services with emphasis in the differential diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease and visual pathway dysfunction. Residents will also have opportunities to provide eye care in a hospital setting, observe refractive surgery patients and observe ocular surgical procedures. Residents will be members of a multi-disciplinary health care team and be responsible for appropriate utilization of facility resources and personnel. Training is accomplished through direct patient care, seminars, grand rounds, and independent study.

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

40 hours (includes Saturday) Plus On-call: Approximately 4 weeks/year rotating with other residents. Currently, on-call consists of phone triage.

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: Sherry Bass, Supervisor
Telephone: 212-938-5865
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Sherry Bass, 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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