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Basic Information

Program Title: Program Supervisor
Program Type: Cornea and Contact Lenses
Program Area of Emphasis: Cornea and Contact Lenses
Program Site: SUNY College of Optometry
Program Location: School or College of Optometry
Program Address: 33 W 42nd Street

New York, New York 10036
Phone Number: 212-938-4170
Fax Number:
Email: jportello@sunyopt.edu
Affiliation: State University of New York, State College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Diane T. Adamczyk, OD


Program Application Deadline: The deadline for application to the Graduate Program is December 31st The deadline for application to the residency program through ORMatch is January 31st
Program URL: https://www.sunyopt.edu/education/academics/residency-programs/combined_optometry

Program Description

Date Program Established: July 1, 2015
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Combined Residency/Graduate Program: Yes
Program Mission Statement:

The combined Graduate/Residency program, at the State University of New York, State College of Optometry, provides an individual with the opportunity to obtain advanced clinical competency in an area of optometric care through a residency program, coupled with a graduate degree (masters or PhD) that complements the clinical experience. Translational research and the direct clinical application will occur while developing and maintaining advanced clinical competencies.


Program Description:

The combined Residency/Graduate program at SUNY Optometry offers a unique opportunity for new ODs seeking a graduate degree in vision science research in an area with clinical application while developing and maintaining advanced clinical competencies. The residency program will be completed over a two year period (equivalent to a 12 month program), while concurrent graduate work occurs. The master's degree can be anticipated to be completed within 2-3 years, and the first 1-2 years of the PhD can be completed during residency training. Clinical areas of interest will be coupled with graduate work/research in areas such as: Primary Care, Pediatrics, Cornea and Contact Lens, Vision Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury, or Ocular Disease. **** Please note the following: the Combined Residency/ Graduate Degree program will be listed several times to accommodate each of the types of disciplines that can be chosen.


Program Length: One and a half - two years
Number of Positions Available in Program: 1
Program Starting Date: July 1st
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

50% of time (approximately 20 hours) specific for the residency Remaining 50% of time specific to graduate studies



On-call: Approximately 4 weeks per year rotating with other residents. Currently SUNY on-call consists of phone triage


Requirements for Completion:

*Fulfillment of the residency academic obligation, which includes attendance to: Minor and Major Presentations, Didactic Programs/Grand Rounds ("Friday Programs"), and 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: Joan K Portello, Supervisor
Telephone: 212-938-4170
Fax:
E-mail Address: jportello@sunyopt.edu
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Program Supervisor: Dr. Joan K. Portello 33 W 42nd St NY, NY 10036 (212) 938-4170 jportello@sunyopt.edu


Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

*Applicant must be accepted first into the Graduate Program prior to applying through ORMatch. *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: The deadline for application to the Graduate Program is December 31st The deadline for application to the residency program through ORMatch is January 31st

Additional Comments

**** Please note the following: the Combined Residency/ Graduate Degree program will be listed several times to accommodate each of the types of disciplines that can be chosen.