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Pediatric Optometry Residency

Basic Information

Category Title: Pediatric Optometry
Program Area of Emphasis:
Program Site: SUNY Optometry
Program Location: School or College of Optometry
Program Address: 33 W 42nd Street

New York, New York 10036
Phone Number: 212-938-4143
Fax Number:
Email: mvricella@sunyopt.edu
Affiliation: State University of New York, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Diane Adamczyk, OD


Program Application Deadline: January 30
Program URL: https://sunyopt.edu/academics/programs/residency-programs/

Program Description

Date Program Established: 1996
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The Residency in Pediatric Optometry provides advanced levels of clinical skills, teaching, and the opportunity for scholarly activity. The residency covers the breadth of primary and secondary pediatric vision care. Residents of the program will deliver advanced levels of care in group health settings, serve as educators in optometric or related health institutions, and conduct clinical scholarly activity with the goal of professional leadership and social change in pediatric vision care for Optometry and in the greater community.


Program Description:

The mission of the Optometry Residency Program in Pediatric Optometry at SUNY College of Optometry is to provide the post-doctoral optometrist with a rich clinical learning experience that focuses on advanced pediatric eye care in a multi-disciplinary setting.  Ages of emphasis include infants, toddlers, preschool and school aged children.  Areas of emphasis include general pediatrics, children with special needs and other high-risk populations.  The residents will gain exposure to multi-disciplinary care including strabismus, amblyopia, myopia management, pediatric ocular pathology and neuro optometry, advanced ophthalmic equipment/ special testing, and visual and perceptual skills training.



Residents in Pediatric Optometry will become proficient in advanced levels of clinical skills, have exposure to diverse patient base in multidisciplinary setting which includes the University Eye Center of the SUNY College of Optometry as well as Woodhull Hospital.  The residents will have clinical teaching opportunities and multiple opportunities for scholarly activity. The residency covers the breadth of primary and secondary pediatric vision care. Residents of the program will deliver advanced levels of clinical care in group health settings, serve as educators in optometric and/or related health institutions, and conduct clinical scholarly activity with the goal of professional leadership and social change in pediatric vision care for Optometry and in the greater community.  Individuals who complete the program will possess the skills and confidence to be able to deliver high levels of evidence based pediatric clinical care.


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 (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

Vacation

Paid Sick Leave

Travel Allowance

Other:
Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Marilyn Vricella, Supervisor
Telephone: 212-938-4143
Fax:
E-mail Address: mvricella@sunyopt.edu
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Marilyn Vricella, OD mvricella@sunyopt.edu


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: January 30

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