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Program Title: Residency in Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Ocular Disease
Program Type: Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Ocular Disease
Program Site: Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital
Program Location: VA
Program Address: Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital
7400 Merton Minter Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Phone Number: 210-617-5300
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Affiliation: University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Richard Trevino, O.D.

Program Application Deadline: February 1
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 07/2014
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Residency in Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Ocular Disease is to provide advanced clinical training in the diagnosis, treatment and vision rehabilitation of veterans with severe traumatic brain injury(TBI) , acquired brain injury(ABI) and visual deficits of acquired neurological disease or postsurgical cerebral complications with additional training in advanced ocular pathology.

Program Description:

The resident will provide optometric care to patients with a diverse range of ocular and neurologic conditions in the Audie Murphy Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital and affiliated clinics. The resident will split their time between seeing patients in the Polytrauma Unit and the Eye Clinic of the hospital. The program will include training in diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of polytrauma-related visual complications, adjustment and eventual reintegration into the community with an improved quality of life. In the Eye Clinic, the resident will receive training in the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of ocular disease conditions, including glaucoma, retinal, and anterior segment disorders.

Program Length: Twelve months
Number of Positions Available in Program: 2
Program Starting Date: July 1
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

40 hrs/week. There are no on-call responsibilities.

Requirements for Completion:

Successful completion of all of the residency program's goals and objectives. Completed one paper of publishable quality (research paper, literature review, case report). Deliver one presentation on an optometric topic. Submission of all residency evaluation forms (activity logs, exit evaluations). Successful completion of NBEO Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Program Salary/Stipend: $34,888
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Paid Sick Leave

Travel Allowance

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: Yes

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Gregg Wentworth, Chief of Optometry
Telephone: 210-617-5300
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Gregg Wentworth, OD, FAAO Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital 7400 Merton Minter Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78229 210?617-5300

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

The Audie Murphy Optometry Residency Program participates in ORMatch. The program coordinator and faculty decide which candidates to rank for the match and determine the sequential ranking of those candidates based on the application materials, the interview, and input from previous instructors. Final candidate selections are reviewed by the Residency Director and the approved list is submitted to ORMatch by the Residency Coordinator.

United States citizenship is required to qualify for VHA appointment in a paid VA optometry resident position funded by the Office of Academic Affiliations. Reference: VA Handbook 5005/57, Part II, Chapter 3, Paragraph 3.g.(1) & (5)(c), dated June 14, 2012.
Program Application Deadline: February 1

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