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Program Title: Residency in Pediatrics/Ocular Disease
Program Type: Pediatric Optometry
Program Area of Emphasis: Ocular Disease
Program Site: BronxCare Health System
Program Location: Private Hospital
Program Address: 1650 Selwyn Avenue
Suite 1C
Bronx, New York 10457
Phone Number: 718-960-2041
Fax Number:
Affiliation: State University of New York, State College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Diane Adamczyk, OD

Program Application Deadline: January 20th
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 11/2018
Accreditation Status: First Year Program
Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Optometric Residency Program in Pediatric Eye Care/Ocular Disease at the BronxCare Health System is to provide the post-doctoral optometrist with a rich clinical learning experience focused on pediatric eye care in a multidisciplinary setting while also providing the resident with significant exposure to ocular disease in patients of all ages. The BronxCare Health System offers a diverse patient base in the underserved South and Central Bronx communities in both multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary health care settings. This program will enable the resident to gain an advanced level of education and clinical experience in pediatric eye care as well as an advanced knowledge of ocular disease through significant clinical exposure. Additionally, the resident will acquire advanced didactic education through lectures given at the BronxCare Health System as well as other residency sites associated with SUNY College of Optometry. Graduates of this optometry residency program will possess the skills and confidence to care for the pediatric population as well as diagnose and manage ocular disease presenting in any age group.

Program Description:

The Optometry Residency in Pediatrics/Ocular Disease at BronxCare Health System is designed to provide highly motivated post-graduate optometrists with a rich clinical learning experience focused primarily on pediatric eye care while also providing the resident with significant exposure to ocular disease in the adult patient population.  The diverse patient base in the underserved South and Central Bronx communities provides exposure to patients in both hospital and community-based clinical settings.  

The resident will have the opportunity to:

  1. Provide full-scope primary eye care to patients of all ages, with a focus on neonates and pediatric patients

  2. Co-manage complex strabismus and amblyopia cases with Pediatric Ophthalmology

  3. Co-manage complex  ocular diseases with Ophthalmology sub-specialists

  4. Provide urgent care within the emergency department

  5. Utilize advanced ophthalmic equipment and technology

  6. Observe ophthalmic surgical procedures


The resident will have their own schedule with one-on-one interaction with the attendings.  This affords the resident an ideal opportunity to follow up on their own cases.  It also promotes continuity of care for patients.

After completing the program, the resident will have acquired an advanced didactic education as well as a high level of clinical competency in providing full-scope optometric care to the pediatric population while also gaining advanced competences in areas of ocular disease.  Graduates of this residency program will possess the skills necessary to thrive in areas of patient care, optometric education, and leadership within hospital-based, academic, as well as private practice clinical settings.

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

40 hours per week Plus On-call duties average 3-4 days per month on a rotating basis with the ophthalmology residents.

Requirements for Completion:

Requirements for Completion of Program: * Fulfillment of the academic obligation, which includes attendance to: Minor & Major Presentations, Didactic Program/Grand Rounds ("Friday Programs"), Core Didactic Curriculum * Present a minor (20 minute) and a major (50 minute) presentation * Publishable quality paper * Maintenance and completion of supervisor evaluation, patient logs, etc. * Meeting professional and clinical responsibilities * Fulfillment of terms of employment * Any program specific requirements, attendance, and satisfactory clinical and professional achievements

Program Salary/Stipend: $41,610.00
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Paid Sick Leave

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Tybee Eleff, Co-Supervisor
Telephone: 718-960-2041
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title: Danielle Crane, Co-Supervisor
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Tybee Eleff, OD

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

*OD degree from an accredited school of optometry *Successful completion of Parts 1, 2, 3 and TMOD of the National Board *NY State Licensure (eligible for applicants)

Program Application Deadline: January 20th

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