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Residency in Ocular Disease at Dell Laser Consultants

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Refractive and Ocular Surgery, Anterior Segment
Program Site: Dell Laser Consultants
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: Barton Oaks Plaza 4, Suite 350
901 South PoPac Expressway
Austin, Texas 78746
Phone Number: 512-347-0255
Fax Number:
Email: dcunningham@dellvision.com
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://dellvision.com/resources/dlc-residency-program

Program Description

Date Program Established: 07/2020
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Residency Program in Ocular Disease / Refractive and Ocular Surgery at Dell Laser Consultants is to provide optometric residents an opportunity to become a "Leader in World Class Specialty Eyecare". Residents will obtain advanced clinical competencies in the areas of optometric comanagement of ocular surgery while mastering skills necessary to assess and be competent in treating ocular disease through education and patient care.


Program Description:

Program Description  Dell Laser Consultants (DLC) and the Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO) have jointly developed a 13-month residency program to assist in the advancement of clinical optometric education. DLC is a tertiary, referral eyecare practice whose mission is to become a "Leader in Specialty Eyecare". DLC's office is located in Austin, TX. The resident will spend the majority of their time at our main clinic working under the guidance of Derek N. Cunningham, OD, FAAO, Affiliated Residency Supervisor, Nabila Gomez, OD, FAAO, Education Coordinator, and our ophthalmology corneal subspecialists. 



Educational Opportunities  The program is designed to enhance the clinical skills necessary to diagnose and manage a wide variety of ocular disease. The residency program will provide vast experience in medical and surgical management of ocular disease with an emphasis on the co-management of ocular and refractive surgery and dry eye treatment. In addition to the advance clinical experience, the program will provide numerous opportunities for teaching the optometric community, scholarly activity including lecturing, writing, and clinical research, and service to both the profession and the community.


Program Length: Other (please explain)
Number of Positions Available in Program: 1
Program Starting Date: July 1
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

This program is 57 weeks in length. The typical work week is 40 hours. There are no after-hours responsibilities. 


Requirements for Completion:

The Residency Program Supervisor tracks the resident and ensures he/she attains all criteria. At the end of the year, the Residency Supervisor is required to send a letter in writing to the Director of Affiliated Residency Programs attesting to the fact that the Resident has completed all criteria to the Residency Supervisor's satisfaction and may be awarded the residency certificate. A certificate of completion will be awarded to the resident upon satisfactory completion of residency requirements.



The completion requirements of the program are:




  1. The resident is required to deliver clinical services at a level that is satisfactory to the Residency Supervisor of DLC, the Director of the Affiliated Residency Programs at RSO and the administration of RSO.

  2. The resident will be required to keep a record of patient contacts. The Residency Supervisor and the Director of the Affiliated Residency Programs at RSO, will periodically review patient contacts.

  3. The resident will be required to write a paper based on original research, literature review or a clinical case for publication in an acceptable professional journal.

  4. The resident will be expected to assist in the continuing education programs provided at DLC.

  5. The resident will be expected to perform in a professional manner in the delivery of professional care services and to observe the proprieties of conduct and courtesies that are consistent with the rules and regulations governing DLC.

  6. The resident will be required to participate in and complete the requirements set forth in the curriculum. The Residency Supervisor and the Director of the Affiliated Residency Program will recommend the granting of certification to the resident through the office at The University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry upon successful completion of the Residency Program at DLC.

  7. Any resident accepted for training can be dismissed by DLC, without receiving a certificate of completion, for infraction of the rules and regulations of DLC, or those set forth by Rosenberg School of Optometry, or for any action that jeopardizes the safety of patients, personnel or physical facilities.

  8. The resident must prepare and present a Grand Round type presentation on campus at RSO at the time and date chosen by RSO. The Residency Program Supervisor tracks the resident and ensures he/she attains all criteria. At the end of the year, the Residency Supervisor is required to send a letter in writing to the Director of Affiliated Residency Programs attesting to the fact that the Resident has completed all criteria to the Residency Supervisor's satisfaction and may be awarded the residency certificate. The certificate is mailed to the Resident after July 31 (or end date of the residency).


Program Salary/Stipend: $40,000
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance

Vacation

Paid Sick Leave

Travel Allowance

Other: 5 days of professional leave
Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Derek Cunningham, Director of Optometry and Clinical Research
Telephone: 512-347-0255
Fax:
E-mail Address: dcunningham@dellvision.com
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

The program participates in the ORMatch application service.


Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria 




  1. This program uses Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch). Applicants must complete the ORMatch application by the RSO deadline of January 30, to be considered. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all supporting documentation is submitted to each entity involved, e.g., the College, ORMatch, and the residency site supervisor

  2. Applicant must earn the degree of Doctor of Optometry from a school or college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council of Optometric Education prior to the starting date of the residency.

  3. Applicants will furnish an official transcript from his/her school/college of optometry. An applicant should have a cumulative grade point average greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the professional optometric curriculum

  4. Applicant must pass all parts of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry examinations required for a Texas license and furnish official transcripts. If accepted, the resident is expected to obtain a Texas optometric license

  5. Three letters of recommendation are required.

  6. A brief essay stating the reasons for applying to this program is required

  7. A personal interview is required

  8. Rosenberg School of Optometry affirms that all residency candidates will be evaluated without regard to sex, race, color, creed, national origin or disability.



 


Program Application Deadline: January 30

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