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Residency in Ocular Disease and emphasis in Refractive and Ocular Surgery

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Refractive and Ocular Surgery
Program Site: OMNI Eye Specialists, Denver, CO
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 55 Madison St., Suite 355

Denver, Colorado
Phone Number: 303.377.2020
Fax Number: 303.377.2022
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: 1986
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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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:

A residency program providing clinical experience with patients having a broad spectrum of disorders of the eye. Emphasis is on patients requiring medical management of disease and pre- and post-operative care. Multidisciplinary care is provided with glaucoma specialists, oculoplastic specialists, retinal specialists and cornea specialists. The center has associated surgery and excimer laser centers that assist in this exposure.

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

40 hours per week

Requirements for Completion:

The resident is required to 1. Deliver clinical services at a level, which demonstrates they have attained the core competencies of the program. This attainment will be determined through formal evaluations of the resident's patient care. 2. Successfully complete all clinical rotations. 3. Complete the scholarly project requirement of a paper, poster/paper presentation at a national or regional meeting, or research project.  4. Participate in required seminars, rounds, case conferences, and continuing education 5. Maintain a log of patient names and associated information. 6. Complete all required evaluations of attendings, program, and residency coordinator.

Program Salary/Stipend: $41,000
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: Vandi Rimer, program coordinator
Telephone: 303.377.2020
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. 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 Colorado Optometry License

Program Application Deadline: February 1

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