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Basic Information

Category Title: Pediatric Optometry
Program Area of Emphasis:
Program Site: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Program Location: Private Hospital
Program Address: 3333 Burnet Avenue

Cincinnati, Ohio
Phone Number: 513-803-3013
Fax Number:
Affiliation: The Ohio State University, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Dawn J. Goedde

Program Application Deadline: January 31
Program URL:;

Program Description

Date Program Established: 7/2012
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The pediatric optometry residency program in optometry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital has the intended mission of training individuals to augment their clinical competence and knowledge base in the area of pediatric eye care. We seek to build upon the resident's existing skill set and knowledge base in pediatric eye care through an interdisciplinary/hospital-based approach to patient care which includes exposure to clinical research and optometric education.

Program Description:

This residency program is intended for the optometrist interested in developing their skills in the diagnosis and management of children's eye and vision related disorders. Housed within the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, this hospital based program offers the opportunity for the practitioner to establish the necessary skills to become an effective member of a comprehensive pediatric eye care team.

Program Length: 1 year
Number of Positions Available in Program: One
Program Starting Date: July 5, 2022 – July 4th, 2023
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

The resident is assigned 40 hours per week with no on-call duties. Cincinnati Children's observes nine national holidays, and the resident is permitted to have four weeks of personal/vacation leave and is entitled to sick leave during the program.

Requirements for Completion:

The resident will receive a certificate certifying completion of the program at the end of the residency. Successful program completion requirements are as follows: * Complete all clinic duties including patient care and electronic medical record documentation * Complete and document all scholarly and didactic activities * Complete all faculty and program evaluations. * Complete all reports, literature reviews and/or research projects to the satisfaction of the teaching faculty * Achieve satisfactory or higher on all resident Core Competency and Resident evaluations

Program Salary/Stipend: $40,000
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Melissa L Rice, Residency Coordinator
Telephone: 513-803-3013
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

  • Complete Optometry Residency Match (OR Match) online application.

  • Upload curriculum vitae, official optometry transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and a personal statement (not to exceed one page) to the OR Match website.

  • Program Application Deadline: January 31: After this date, applicants will no longer be able to submit an application to the program through ORMatch

  • Interview Dates: Thursday, February 10th

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

After all application materials are collected and reviewed, only selected candidates will be interviewed, and a Rank Order List will be submitted to Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch). See for further details.

To be considered for this residency position the candidate must be in good academic standing, passed NBEO Boards (Part I, II, III, TMOD) and have attained (or obtain by program start) a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree from a school or college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education

Program Application Deadline: January 31

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