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Low Vision Rehabilitation Residency

Basic Information

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

New York, New York 10036
Phone Number: 212-938-5937
Fax Number:
Email: rmarinoff@sunyopt.edu
Affiliation: State University of New York, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Diane Adamczyk, OD


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

Program Description

Date Program Established: 1994
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation seeks to attract the best-qualified optometric graduates who have demonstrated above average competence and interest in Low Vision Rehabilitation care. These graduates will be provided with advanced and concentrated clinical and didactic experience in all aspects of Low Vision Rehabilitation. The resident will be involved in both coordination and consultation of patient care with other rehabilitation, medical, and social services and will develop an understanding of the management of a low vision rehabilitation service and the political and social forces that influence the various delivery models of patient care. Individuals who complete the program are expected to be able to deliver a high level of clinical care, serve as teachers in optometric institutions, and serve in a leadership role in optometric and service agencies and organizations involved in Low Vision care.


Program Description:

This 12-month program is designed to provide the individual with advanced and concentrated clinical and didactic experience in all aspects of low vision rehabilitation. Residents will be involved in both coordination and consultation of patient care with other rehabilitation, medical and social services. The resident will also rotate through other clinics at SUNY Optometry including Ocular Disease and Primary Care. Individuals who complete the program are expected to be able to deliver a high level of clinical care in the area of low vision rehabilitation and to promote low vision as a mode of optometric practice.


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

40-45 (Plus On-call: Approximately 4 weeks/year rotating with other residents. Currently, on-call consists of phone triage)


Requirements for Completion:

* Fulfillment of the academic obligation/didactic component * 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: Rebecca Marinoff, Residency Supervisor
Telephone: 212-938-5937
Fax:
E-mail Address: rmarinoff@sunyopt.edu
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Rebecca Marinoff, OD rmarinoff@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 obtained prior to or by July 1 program start date


Program Application Deadline: ORMatch Deadline

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