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Program Title: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care
Program Type: Primary Eye Care
Program Area of Emphasis: Ocular Disease
Program Site: VA Hudson Valley Health Care System
Program Location: VA
Program Address: Optometry Service (620-123)
2094 Albany Post Road
Montrose, New York 10548
Phone Number: 914-737-4400x2014
Fax Number:
Affiliation: State University of New York, State College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Diane Adamczyk, OD

Program Application Deadline: ORMatch
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 1982
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The residency at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (VA HVHCS) seeks to attract the best-qualified optometric graduates for advanced optometric training in primary care and ocular disease. The residency strives to provide advanced didactic knowledge and concentrated clinical experience in a multidisciplinary setting. Individuals who complete the program are expected to attain a high level of proficiency in the diagnosis and management of ocular diseases; in particular, ocular conditions associated with systemic diseases. Trainees completing the program develop advanced competence in medical optometry. Residents will pursue scholarly activities, develop student mentoring and academic skills and strive toward lifelong learning.

Program Description:

This is a primary care optometric program with heavy emphasis on the diagnostic assessment and therapeutic management of ocular disease. This program seeks to provide the resident with advanced didactic knowledge and concentrated clinical experience in a hospital setting. Individuals who complete the program are expected to attain a high level of proficiency in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease including those conditions associated with systemic diseases.

Program Length: Twelve months
Number of Positions Available in Program: 4 plus 1 without compensation (WOC)
Program Starting Date: July 1st
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

40 hours Plus

On-call: Weekend, holidays, evenings and nights rotating on a monthly basis with other 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: $39,956.00
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Paid Sick Leave

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: Yes

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Jean Jung, Supervisor
Telephone: 914-737-4400x2014
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Jean Jung, OD

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

*United States Citizen (unless it is a without compensation position at the VA) *OD degree from an accredited school of optometry *Successful completion of Parts 1 and 2 of the National Board *Licensure before completion of the first year of the VA residency

United States citizenship is required to qualify for VHA appointment in a paid VA optometry resident position funded by the Office of Academic Affiliations. Reference: VA Handbook 5005/57, Part II, Chapter 3, Paragraph 3.g.(1) & (5)(c), dated June 14, 2012.
Program Application Deadline: ORMatch

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