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Cedar Springs Residency in Ocular Disease

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis:
Program Site: Cedar Springs Eye Clinic
Program Location: School or College of Optometry
Program Address: 2525 Lucas Drive #3

Dallas, Texas 75219
Phone Number: 214.528.7354
Fax Number: 214.528.7387
Affiliation: University of Houston, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Beth G. Harper, OD 

Program Application Deadline: February 1
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 2005
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The Ocular Disease Residency Program at Cedar Springs Eye Clinic is a one-year post-doctoral, clinical training program in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease and ocular manifestations of systemic disease. The residency provides advanced competency in knowledge and clinical skills through a scholarly, didactic, and clinical curriculum to highly qualified optometric graduates. Residents completing the program are expected to provide an advanced level of clinical care in ocular disease.

Program Description:

Direct supervised patient care, as well as clinical attending experiences, will be completed at Cedar Springs Eye Clinic. The resident will participate in seminars and local optometric society continuing education meetings. Teaching involves supervision of fourth year professional students. The resident will work closely with the clinic director and clinical externs. The resident, under the guidance of the Program Coordinator, will create a lecture for students and publish case reports in Texas Optometric Association ENews. The resident will be encouraged to participate in poster and paper sessions at national optometric meetings.

Program Length: 53-56 weeks
Number of Positions Available in Program: 1
Program Starting Date: June 20, 2022
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

5 day work week between 43 and 45 hours per week

Requirements for Completion:

The resident is required: 1. To deliver clinical services at a level which is satisfactory to the faculty, Program Coordinator, and the Director of Residency Programs. 2. To keep a record of patient names and associated information. 3. To submit an abstract to the American Academy of Optometry Residents Day Program. 4. To deliver one presentation to fourth year optometry externs. 5. Complete 4 case reports for publication.  6. To successfully complete all teaching assignments. 7. Must attend required seminars and continuing education programs. 8. Must complete all required evaluations of faculty, program, Program Coordinator, and the exit evaluation.

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

Professional Liability Insurance


Paid Sick Leave

Travel Allowance

Other: Continuing education provided by UHCO at no cost.
Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Marcus Gonzales, program coordinator
Telephone: 214.528.7354
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Apply through ORMatch. In addition to your ORMatch materials, submit an unofficial copy (screen shot, etc.) of NBEO scores that are available at application and additional scores as soon as they are available to the candidate.

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

Candidates are evaluated on the basis of clinical and academic competence, interest in the program area, recommendations, and interpersonal skills. Preference is given to candidates with a 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA or higher The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Program Admission Requirements: Doctor of Optometry degree from a school or college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education prior to the beginning of the program. Successful completion of Parts I, II, III, and TMOD of the NBEO prior to the beginning of the program A State of Texas Optometry License prior to the beginning of the program

Program Application Deadline: February 1

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