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The Erdey Searcy Eye Group

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis:
Program Site: The Erdey Searcy Eye Group
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 50 McNaughten Road
Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43213
Phone Number: 614-863-3937
Fax Number: 614-863-5010
Affiliation: The Ohio State University, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Dawn J. Goedde, O.D., F.A.A.O

Program Application Deadline: January 10, 2022
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 07/2012
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Residency in Ocular Disease at the Erdey Searcy Eye Group is to provide a unique post-doctoral experience, both clinical and didactic, in ocular disease diagnosis and treatment to an exceptional optometric graduate. Graduates of this residency are trained to deliver superlative clinical care, to serve as educators in optometric institutions and within the community at large, and are able to pursue professional opportunities requiring a high level of clinical expertise.

Program Description:

The Erdey Searcy Eye Group, in conjunction with The Ohio State University College of Optometry, is pleased to present an one?year Residency in Ocular Disease at our state?of?the?art practice in Columbus, Ohio. Residency Goals * To improve the resident's clinical knowledge in primary eye care, as well as the diagnosis and management of anterior segment and posterior segment disorders, and ocular manifestations of systemic disease. * To develop and enhance the resident's advanced diagnostic skills through the use of gonioscopy, fundoscopy, automated perimetry, ocular photography, corneal topography, corneal pachymetry, ultrasonography, ocular coherence tomography, and other diagnostic instrumentation. * To enhance the resident's knowledge of advanced eye care procedures, ocular surgical procedures, and the care of pre? and post?operative patients. * To develop and improve the resident's scholarly activity skills, including those required for lecturing and publication. * To provide the resident with the necessary academic knowledge and clinical skills to pursue a career within academia, clinical education, or patient care.

Program Length: 53-56 weeks
Number of Positions Available in Program: 1
Program Starting Date: July 5, 2022 - July 14, 2023; The length of the residency is 54 weeks, beginning on the first Monday in July and ending after 54 weeks on a Friday.
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

The resident is expected to work from 8 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. (or until last patient, whichever comes later) every weekday, Monday through Friday.

Requirements for Completion:

1500 total patient encounters *400 Cataract (examples: nuclear sclerosis, anterior or posterior subcapsular, cortical, traumatic, etc.) *400 Glaucoma (examples: open angle, closed angle, low tension, neovascular, traumatic, etc.) *200 Post-operative (examples: cataract, refractive, corneal, glaucoma, retinal, eye lid, etc.) *150 Cornea (examples: keratoconus, dry eye, dystrophies/degenerations, ulcers, traumatic injuries and/or scarring, etc.) *200 Retina (examples: diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, tears/holes/detachments, retinal arteriole/vein occlusions, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, presumed ocular histoplasmosis, traumatic injuries and/or scarring, etc.) *30 Neuro-ocular (examples: cranial nerve palsies, pupillary abnormalities, papilledema, pseudotumor, grave's disease, central nervous system tumors, aneurisms, CVAs, TIAs, myasthenia gravis, etc.) *30 Iritis (examples: acute vs. chronic, anterior vs. posterior, granulomatous vs. nongranulomatous, etc.) *40 Conjunctivitis (examples: bacterial, viral, contact-lens related, allergic, etc.) *50 Surgery Observation (examples: cataract, refractive, corneal, glaucoma, retinal, eye lid, etc.)

Program Salary/Stipend: $38,000
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Patrick Janson, Residency Coordinator
Telephone: 614-863-3937
Fax: 614-863-5010
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Inquiries (for this program only) should be directed to Dr. Patrick Janson, Program Supervisor. The program participates in OR Match. When application materials are on file with the program supervisor, the applicant will be contacted regarding an interview. The resident is selected based on credentials presented and a personal interview. Applicants will be evaluated without regard to gender, race, creed, national origin, or non-disqualifying disabilities. Residents must be graduates of a school or college of optometry accredited by ACOE and must be US citizens. Accepted Candidates must obtain an Ohio Optometry license to treat patients in the clinical setting of the Erdey Searcy Eye Group.

The resident must provide:

  • Must complete an OR Match application

  • Transcripts from school or college of Optometry, as well as, undergraduate college

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Letter of Intent

  • NBEO scores

  • Three letters of recommendation

Applicants will be notified of on-site interview date and time.

Interview dates: Scheduled December 2021 through February 2022

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

*Application materials are sent to the residency coordinator. *The residency coordinator and clinical director interview candidates. *The residency coordinator and clinical director rank candidates based on the application materials and the interview. The list is submitted to ORMatch. *ORMatch contacts the program with the results of the match. *The residency director contacts the matched candidate and confirms their enrollment in the program.

Program Application Deadline: January 10, 2022

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