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Residency in Ocular Disease with an emphasis in Cornea and Contact Lenses

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Cornea and Contact Lenses
Program Site: Center for Sight
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 1360 E. Venice Avenue

Venice, Florida 34285
Phone Number: 941-488-2020
Fax Number: 941-484-2200
Email: lvollmer@centerforsight.net
Affiliation: Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Mariem Abdou, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O.


Program Application Deadline: January 31st
Program URL: https://optometry.nova.edu/residency/forms/external/residency-brochure-center-for-sight.pdf

Program Description

Date Program Established: 11/2020
Accreditation Status: First Year Program

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The Residency in Ocular Disease and Contact Lenses seeks to attract the best-qualified optometric graduates and provide advanced clinical training. Graduates of this residency program are trained to deliver superlative clinical care and to serve the profession of optometry as leaders within their community and health care delivery system.


Program Description:

Center for Sight has a diverse patient base and a variety of clinical facilities. The resident will have the opportunity to render care for a wide range of ocular conditions, including anterior segment disorders, glaucoma, retinal disease, post-operative care and traumatic injuries. They will also have exposure to soft contact lens and scleral lens fittings. The resident will have access to advanced diagnostic equipment, including anterior and

posterior segment OCT, pentacam, photography and ultrasonography.


Program Length: 53-56 weeks
Number of Positions Available in Program: 1
Program Starting Date: First week of July
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

The resident is expected to work 5 days per week. The clinics are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The resident is not expected to take call after hours. Clinical assignments vary and are determined by the Program Coordinator.


Requirements for Completion:

Completion Requirements

• Overall satisfactory evaluations by supervisors.

• Completion of publishable abstract.

• Attendance at all assigned clinical assignments.

• Completion of all patient, didactic, and scholarship logs


Program Salary/Stipend: $40,000.00 annually plus 2 weeks prorated ($41,538 for 12.5 months)
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: Lori Vollmer, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O., Program Coordinator
Telephone: 941-488-2020
Fax: 941-484-2200
E-mail Address: lvollmer@centerforsight.net
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
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Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

All candidates will be considered in a fair and impartial manner. The deadline for applications is February 1st.



All candidates wishing to be considered must submit the following criteria:

• Current curriculum vitae

• Three letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors

• Official transcripts from an ACOE accredited college of optometry demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.0

• Completed ORMatch application

 


Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

All candidates will be considered in a fair and impartial manner. The deadline for applications is February 1st.



All candidates wishing to be considered must meet the following criteria:

• Current curriculum vitae

• Three letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors

• Official transcripts from an ACOE accredited college of optometry demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.0

• Candidate must be license eligible with a passing score on Part I to be interviewed and passage of all parts of national boards to be placed

• Completed ORMatch application

• Submit to a personal interview

• A Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE-accredited school or college of optometry

• A valid social security number


Program Application Deadline: January 31st

Additional Comments

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT Candidates will be considered regardless of race, color, sex, age, nondisqualifying disability, religion or creed, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.