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Lynn Community Health Center Residency in Ocular Disease

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Community Health Optometry
Program Site: Lynn Community Health Center
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 20 Central Avenue

Lynn, Massachusetts 01901
Phone Number: 781-595-1350 x 2775
Fax Number:
Affiliation: New England College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Nicole Quinn, OD, FAAO

Program Application Deadline: January 31, 2022
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Program Description

Date Program Established: 10/2015
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The residency's mission is to provide advanced optometric training and experience in the delivery of comprehensive ocular care in a multidisciplinary health care setting. There is an emphasis on increased access to high quality and affordable eye care for the vulnerable populations in our community, including low-income, underserved, racial/ethnic minorities, and limited English-speaking residents.

Program Description:

This residency represents a unique opportunity for a resident to be involved in the management of acute and chronic eye diseases in a multi-disciplinary health setting. The patient base covers all ages and a wide socioeconomic background. The clinic is active in student education and the resident will have the opportunity to precept 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students. The resident will have access to cutting edge technology as well as clinical encounters with special populations including pediatrics and low vision. The resident will also gain experience co-managing with ophthalmology through Boston Medical Center rotations. The residency has a strong didactic program, including grand rounds presentations, journal club and a paper of publishable quality.

Program Length: 1 year
Number of Positions Available in Program: one
Program Starting Date: July 1
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

Typical Weekly Schedule:

Monday: Patient Care PM

Tuesday: Patient Care AM and PM Low vision clinic 2nd Tuesday morning of each month

Weds: Patient Care AM and PM Ophthalmology clinic on the 4th Wednesday morning of each month

Thursday:Development AM, Patient Care PM

Friday: Patient Care AM and PM

Exact hours (including some evening sessions) to be determined by residency faculty, but will regularly include 8-10 sessions of patient care each week

Requirements for Completion:

1. To attend all scheduled clinic sessions as assigned (not including excused absences) and demonstrate appropriate professional conduct at all times.

2. To demonstrate the necessary clinical skills, expertise and progress, as well as the appropriate professional attitudes commensurate with the program's mission, goals and objectives.

3. To attend all formal NECO residency conferences and any other designated educational programs that have been selected by mutual agreement.

4. To complete a scholarship project and submit the corresponding manuscript to the program director by the end of the residency year.

5. To maintain an accurate Patient Log of all patients seen during the residency.

6. To maintain an Activities Log of all non-clinical activities during the residency.

7. To complete all NECO program and preceptor evaluations and questionnaires as required in a timely manner.

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

Professional Liability Insurance


Travel Allowance

Other: Benefit package includes the following: 84% of individual health care coverage, professional liability insurance, full NECO library privileges, tuition waiver at NECO-sponsored continuing education courses, an $800 educational stipend, 10 days of vacation, and 1 week of conference time.
Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Daniel Bastian, OD, Director of Vision Services
Telephone: 781-595-1350 x 2775
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Candidates apply through the ORMatch: The deadline is January 31, 2022.   Applicants should submit the following materials in a timely manner:

* Current curriculum vitae

* Letter of intent

* Official optometry school transcripts

* Official NBEO scores

* 3 letters of recommendation

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

Applicants are notified by the program director when all the required application materials have been received.

*Applicants must be graduates of an ACOE accredited college of optometry.

*Successful completion of National Boards Parts I, II, and III. In the event that all III parts of the National Board are not possible because of COVID risk, candidates will still receive an interview invitation and be evaluated on a case by case basis.

*Applicants must be eligible for optometric licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the earliest opportunity.

*Applicants ideally available for a personal interview.  In the event that travel is not possible because of COVID risk/quarantine a virtual interview will be set up with equal weight to an in-person interview

Candidates apply through the ORMatch:

Program Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

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