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Program Title: Primary Care Optometry at the Rosenberg School of Optometry
Program Type: Primary Eye Care
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: 210-283-6844
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Affiliation: University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Richard Trevino, OD

Program Application Deadline: February 1
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Program Description

Date Program Established: 07/2013
Accreditation Status: Accredited
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.

Program Length: 53-56 weeks
Number of Positions Available in Program: 2
Program Starting Date: July 1
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). 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: $33,600
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: Joseph Pizzimenti, Professor
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Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
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Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Application materials and instructions can be obtained from the Residency Director at the Rosenberg School of Optometry. Dr Richard Trevino 9725 Datapoint Drive San Antonio, TX 78229 210-283-6821

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: February 1

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