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Program Title: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease
Program Type: Primary Eye Care
Program Area of Emphasis: Ocular Disease
Program Site: BronxCare Health System
Program Location: Private Hospital
Program Address: 1650 Selwyn Avenue
Suite 1C
Bronx, New York 10457
Phone Number: 718-960-2041
Fax Number: 718-960-2045
Email: akhattar@bronxleb.org
Affiliation: State University of New York, State College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Diane Adamczyk, OD


Program Application Deadline: January 20th
Program URL: http://www.sunyopt.edu/education/academics/residency_programs/primary_eye_care_ocular_disease_optometry

Program Description

Date Program Established: 2011
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Optometric Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease at BronxCare Health System is to provide the post-doctoral optometrist a rich clinical learning experience through its diverse patient base in the underserved South and Central Bronx communities in both multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary health care settings. This program enables the resident to gain a high level of clinical competency in full-scope optometric care as well as acquire advanced didactic education. Graduates of this residency program will possess the skills necessary to thrive in the areas of patient care, optometric education and leadership within hospital-based as well as private clinical settings.


Program Description:

The program will provide the resident with a rich clinical learning experience through its diverse patient base in the underserved South and Central Bronx communities in both hospital and community-based clinical settings. The resident will have the opportunity to provide primary eye care to patients of all ages, co-manage patients with complex ocular diseases with ophthalmology sub-specialists at the BronxCare Health System, utilize advanced ophthalmic equipment and technology and observe surgical procedures. Daily lectures are provided by ophthalmology attendings at BronxCare Health System as well as weekly seminars with the optometry attendings consisting of case conferences, fluorescein conferences, journal club meetings and SUNY’s Friday Program are available for the resident. After completing the program, the resident will have acquired a high level of clinical competency in providing full-scope optometric care as well as an advanced didactic education. Graduates of this residency program will possess the skills necessary to thrive in the areas of patient care, optometric education and leadership within hospital-based as well as private clinical settings.


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

40 hours Plus On-call duties average 3-4 days per month on a rotating basis with the ophthalmology residents.


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: $41,610.00
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance

Vacation

Paid Sick Leave

Other:
Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Alanna Khattar, Co-Supervisor
Telephone: 718-960-2041
Fax:
E-mail Address: akhattar@bronxleb.org
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title: Tybee Eleff, Co-Supervisor
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail Address: teleff@bronxleb.org

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Alanna Khattar OD   akhattar@bronxleb.org


Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

*OD degree from an accredited school of optometry *Successful completion of Parts 1, 2, 3 and TMOD of the National Board *NY State Licensure (eligible for applicants)


Program Application Deadline: January 20th

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