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Primary Care Optometry at the Rosenberg School of Optometry

Basic Information

Category Title: Primary Care Optometry
Program Area of Emphasis: Ocular Disease
Program Site: University of the Incarnate Word Eye Institute
Program Location: School or College of Optometry
Program Address: Rosenberg School of Optometry
9725 Datapoint Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Phone Number:
Fax Number:
Email: wongpowe@uiwtx.edu
Affiliation: University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Stephanie Schmiedecke Barbieri, OD, FAAO, ABCMO, Dipl Low Vision

Director, Residency Programs and Fellowships

Rosenberg School of Optometry

University of the Incarnate Word

9725 Datapoint Drive

San Antonio, TX 78229

210-283-6859

schmiede@uiwtx.edu


Program Application Deadline: January 30
Program URL: https://optometry.uiw.edu/_docs/uiw_pc_residency.pdf

Program Description

Date Program Established: 07/2013
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Residency in Primary Care Optometry at the Rosenberg School of Optometry is to provide advanced clinical training in a context of faith and service for post-graduate optometrists an emphasis on the management of patients with ocular disease as part of a multidisciplinary team, allowing residents upon completion of the program to pursue professional opportunities which require a high level of clinical expertise.


Program Description:

This program provides the resident an opportunity to strengthen their primary care clinical skills and to gain confidence in working with patients presenting with a variety of ocular conditions as part of a multidisciplinary team. The resident will provide optometric care to patients with a diverse range of conditions in the Eye Institute of the Rosenberg School of Optometry, with an emphasis on developing skill and confidence in the management of ocular disease. In this setting the resident will also have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in clinical testing, diagnosis and therapy by seeing patients in the Primary Care, Ocular Health, Contact Lens, Pediatrics, and Vision Therapy clinics. In addition, the resident shall have the opportunity to rotate through various other Rosenberg School of Optometry-affiliated clinics in the San Antonio area, including the East Side Clinic and the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind. The resident shall also have opportunities to participate in clinical research and a variety of didactic and seminar programs on topics related to clinical optometry. The O.D. degree attained from the Rosenberg School of Optometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. The O.D. degree attained from the Rosenberg School of Optometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education.


Program Length: 53-56 weeks
Number of Positions Available in Program: 2
Program Starting Date: Last week in June
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

Expected weekly hours of duty are 40 hours per week plus some on-call duties at the Rosenberg School of Optometry. Attendance of seminars, continuing education, and research may lengthen the weekly hours of duty.


Requirements for Completion:

  • Completed publishable quality paper (research paper, literature review, case report) 

  • Deliver one presentation on an optometric topic 

  • Submission of all residency evaluation forms (activity logs, exit evaluations) 

  • The resident is qualified to see patients independently under the Rosenberg School of Optometry Resident Supervision policy 

  • Successful completion of NBEO Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 


Program Salary/Stipend: $36,000
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance

Vacation

Paid Sick Leave

Travel Allowance

Other:
Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Jeannette Wong-Powell, Clinical Assistant Professor
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Fax:
E-mail Address: wongpowe@uiwtx.edu
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
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Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

This program participates in the ORMatch application service. Questions may be directed to the program coordinator:



Jeannette Wong-Powell, OD, FAAO



Clinical Assistant Professor



Coordinator, UIWRSO Primary Care Residency Program



Primary Care | Retina | Glaucoma | Sports Vision 



Rosenberg School of Optometry



University of the Incarnate Word



9725 Datapoint Dr.



San Antonio, Texas 78229



210-724-4849 mobile


Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

The selection process will include the candidate's personal statement, curriculum vitae, official transcripts from optometry school and all post-graduate schools, test scores from NBEO Part 1, Part 2, and at least 3 letters of reference (two from individuals who are familiar with the candidate's clinical skills). The Program Director will select and rank the most qualified applicants with input from the other interviewers (practicing optometrists) at the facility. The names of the candidates will be submitted to the Optometry Residency Matching Service (ORMatch) in agreement with their policies and deadlines.


Program Application Deadline: January 30

Additional Comments

The resident will typically work at the UIW Eye Institute and its affiliated clnics in the San Antonio area, including the Bowden Eye and Health Care Institute and the CommuniCare network of medical centers. The resident shall also rotate through various external specialty clinics over the course of the residency program, including an ophthalmology group paractice, laser vision correction center, and a contact lens practice.