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Ocular Disease Residency

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Cornea and Contact Lenses, Refractive and Ocular Surgery
Program Site: Fromer Eye Centers
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 3130 Grand Concourse
Suite 1J
Bronx, New York 10458
Phone Number: 718-741-3200
Fax Number: 646-887-2940
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: 2012
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Residency in Ocular Disease at Fromer Eye Centers is to offer qualified optometrists advanced clinical training and education in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease in a private practice environment. The program will prepare the resident to work confidently and efficiently as part of a dynamic team of professionals including ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic technicians, opticians and administrative personnel.

Program Description:

The residency in Ocular Disease at Fromer Eye Centers will provide the resident with advanced clinical training and education necessary to deliver comprehensive ophthalmic care that meets the needs of a diverse population of patients having ocular disease. The resident will have responsibilities in patient care and patient education. They will also participate in emergency care as part of their on-call duties. The resident 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. They will have the opportunity to work alongside ophthalmologists specializing in retina, glaucoma, cornea, oculoplastics and pediatrics. They will provide pre- and post-operative care as well as co-manage refractive surgery patients and observe ocular surgical procedures. The resident will be a member of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team and be responsible for appropriate utilization of the practice's resources and personnel. Training will be accomplished through direct patient care, seminars, grand rounds and independent study. As a member of the FEC staff, the resident will also be expected to attend and participate in FEC staff meetings, trainings and retreats. These sessions will expose the resident to the inner workings and management intricacies of private practice.

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

40 hours Plus On-call: 2 months/year

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: $43,000
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Paid Sick Leave

Other: Paid holidays (6 in total) Health insurance Dental Insurance 401k (with company match) Employee Assistance Program Discount program (electronics, movies, trips and more) Transit Pre-Tax Program Flexible Spending Accounts (for health care and dependent care) Supplemental Insurance Plans (i.e. life insurance, disability, medical gap, accident insurance, cancer insurance) College Tuition Credit (through Colonial Life)
Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Marina Su, Co-Supervisor
Telephone: 718-741-3200
Fax: 646-887-2940
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Marina Su, 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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