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Program Title: Eye Center of Texas Residency in Ocular Disease and Refractive and Ocular Surgery
Program Type: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Refractive and Ocular Surgery
Program Site: Eye Center of Texas
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 6565 West Loop South Suite 650

Houston, Texas 77401
Phone Number: 713.797.1010
Fax Number: 713.357.7279
Affiliation: University of Houston, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Karen D Fern, OD, FAAO

Program Application Deadline: February 1
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 2000
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the residency program is to provide qualified postdoctoral optometry graduates with advanced competency in all areas of ocular disease and co-management of ocular surgery. Patient care didactic education, and scholarship promote the development of this knowledge and skill. Residents who complete the program are expected to provide an advanced level of clinical care in ocular disease and co-management of ocular surgery

Program Description:

The resident will interact with specialists in retina, anterior segment, cataract, glaucoma, strabismus and Refractive surgery. Clinical experience is obtained through direct patient care and as a clinical attending for optometry externs. Residents attend resident seminars and continuing education with attendings at Eye Center of Texas and Clinical Rounds at UHCO including the development and presentation of one clinical case.

Program Length: 53-56 weeks
Number of Positions Available in Program: 3
Program Starting Date: Last Monday of June
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

40 to 60 hours per week Residents are responsible for on-call

Requirements for Completion:

1. The resident is required to deliver clinical services at a level which is satisfactory to the clinic attendings and residency program coordinator. 2. The resident is required to keep a patient log, which is turned in monthly and reviewed by the program coordinator. 3. The resident is required to present one case at clinical rounds at UHCO. 4. The resident must complete all teaching assignments and conduct six seminars for externs. 5. The resident is required to successfully complete all clinical rotations. 6. The resident must present a poster/presentation at a regional or national meeting or write a paper of publishable quality. 7. The resident is required to complete all evaluations of attendings, residency program coordinator ,and the residency program.

Program Salary/Stipend: $38,500/year
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Paid Sick Leave

Travel Allowance

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Amanda Bachman, program coordinator
Telephone: 713.797.1010
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Apply through ORMatch.

Submit the following materials directly to the program: 1. Curriculum Vitae 2. Letter of Interest 3. Two letters of recommendation 4. Official optometry transcript

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 Eye Center of Texas is an equal opportunity employer. All decisions involving resident selections are made without regard to age, sex, race, religion, or national origin. Program Admission Requirements: Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE accredited school or college of optometry 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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