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Program Title: UK Optometric Residency Program
Program Type: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis:
Program Site: Univ of KY Dept of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Program Location: Medical School
Program Address: UK Optometric Residency
E309 Kentucky Clinic/740 South Limestone Drive
Lexington, Kentucky
Phone Number: 859-323-5867
Fax Number:
Email: kristen.piery@uky.edu
Affiliation: Indiana University, School of Optometry
Director of Residency Education: Don W. Lyon, OD, MS
Program Application Deadline: January 30
Program URL: http://www.optometry.iu.edu/academics/residencies/index.shtml

Program Description

Date Program Established: 07/2009
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:
The Residency Program in Ocular Disease at the University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (UK) provides qualified optometrists with advanced clinical education in the treatment and management of ocular disease in an acute care, hospital based setting that results in the attainment of advanced competencies in clinical eye care. Residents completing the program are uniquely qualified to deliver and coordinate eyecare in a hospital or multi-disciplinary setting.
Program Description:
The ocular disease residency at the University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is designed to provide the optometric resident with a wide range of clinical experience in the treatment and management of ocular disease. The department provides outpatient and consultative ophthalmology services to the Chandler Medical Center at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. Sub-specialty care is provided in the areas of retina, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, cornea, and refractive surgery. The optometry resident will have a limited volume of primary care patients and will provide coverage for our Urgent Care Clinic (walk-ins), as well as frequent consultation with the sub-specialties listed above. Residents will be expected to attend weekly fluorescein conferences, grand rounds, and other lectures/presentations presented by the ophthalmology faculty. A case presentation or other ocular disease presentation is expected by the optometric resident to the ophthalmology faculty at UK and at the IU residency conference.

Our facility is located in the heart of the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, KY. The 10,000 square-foot eye clinic contains 21 examination lanes, two minor operating rooms, on-site ophthalmic lasers, digital fluorescein system; Humphrey automated visual field instruments, Orbscan corneal topography, and OCT imaging system. Access to the University medical library and all campus resources are made available to residents.
Program Length: Twelve months
Number of Positions Available in Program: 1
Program Starting Date: July 1
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:
40 hours weekly, Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm
Requirements for Completion:
Program Salary/Stipend: $30,000.00
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance

Travel Allowance

Other:
Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Kristen Piery, Director of UK Optometric Residency Program
Telephone: 859-323-5867
Fax:
E-mail Address: kristen.piery@uky.edu
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
Telephone:
Fax:
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Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures: Kristen Piery, OD, Director of UK Optometric Residency Program

UK Optometric Residency
E309 Kentucky Clinic/740 South Limestone Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0584





Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria: All of the following information must be received in order to be considered for an interview:
1. Central Application Service File (from Matching Program)
2. Three letters of recommendation
3. Official optometry school transcripts
4. NBEO scores
5. CV
6. Brief statement expressing reason considering a residency
Program Application Deadline: January 30

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