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Program Title: Anterior Segment Disease and Contact Lenses
Program Type: Cornea and Contact Lenses, Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Cornea and Contact Lenses
Program Site: Davis Duehr Dean
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: Davis Duehr Dean - Regent St.
1025 Regent St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53715
Phone Number: 608-282-2046
Fax Number: 608-282-2278
Email: andrew.kornaus@ssmhealth.com
Affiliation: Illinois College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Janice Jurkus, OD, MBA (jjurkus@ico.edu)


Program Application Deadline: January 15
Program URL: http://www.ico.edu

Program Description

Date Program Established: 07/1999
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

Providing advanced competency training in the treatment of anterior segment disease through education, scholarship and patient care.


Program Description:

This post-graduate residency program is offered by the Illinois College of Optometry in conjunction with Davis Duehr Dean in Madison, Wisconsin. The goal of this program is to provide advanced clinical training in the treatment of anterior segment disease, surgical co-management and perioperative care of cataract, and refractive surgery patients, as well the fitting of medical contact lenses. Procedures covered include LASIK, PK, EK, PRK, PTK, corneal cross-linking, clear lens extraction, phakic IOLs, and multifocal IOLs. First-hand experience with Orbscan, Pentacam, Wavefront analysis, and other new technologies will be available. The curriculum includes medical contact lens fitting for keratoconus, irregular astigmatism, post PK, and post-refractive surgery patients. Sub-specialty rotations in glaucoma and retina are part of optional clinic studies. Residents are invited to lecture and present case reports at resident seminars held in conjunction with the Illinois College of Optometry. The program is fully accredited and successfully underwent re-accreditation in 2011.


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:

Resident participates in the following rotations: 1.Cataract Refractive Surgery Clinic, 15 hours/week 2. Cornea/External Disease Clinic, 12 hours/week 3. Primary Care/Contact Lens Clinic, 8 hours/week 4. Lectures/Grand Rounds, 1 hour/week 5. Self-study/Research, 4 hours/week The resident will spend a minimum of 40 hours each week at Davis Duehr Dean.


Requirements for Completion:

1.Attendance at all clinical assignments. 2.Attendance and participation in all scheduled conferences. 3.Submission of a paper of publishable quality. 4.Successful completion of all learning objectives.


Program Salary/Stipend: $37,000
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: Andrew Kornaus, OD
Telephone: 608-282-2046
Fax:
E-mail Address: andrew.kornaus@ssmhealth.com
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title: John Vukich, MD
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Fax:
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Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Application is through the ORMatch. 1.Contact the program coordinator or residency director declaring your interest in applying. 2.Assemble a packet that contains your curriculum vitae and brief letter of interest in the program. Send this to the residency director (Andrew Kornaus, OD andrew.kornaus@ssmhealth.com) no later than January 15. 3.Arrange to have the following sent to the residency director by January 1st: Official optometry school transcript, Official NBEO transcript, Two letters of recommendation from clinical faculty. Applicants are encouraged to take part three of NBEO prior to January so results may be available at the interview. 4.You may then be contacted for an on-site interview. 5.After completing the interview process, complete the ORMS Applicant's Ranking Form. Submit this form on or before the close of business (5:00 PM CST) on the ORMS published deadline.


Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

Candidates must graduate from an accredited school or college of optometry prior to matriculation and must be eligible for licensure in Wisconsin. All applicants will be evaluated without regard to sex, race, color, creed, age, national origin or non-disqualifying physical disabilities. The application and on-site interviews are part of the selection procedure.


Program Application Deadline: January 15

Additional Comments

Davis Duehr Dean is located in the capitol city of Madison, Wisconsin, and is the largest eye care group in the state, with over 60,000 patient visits annually. Established over 90 years ago, the clinic consists of 23 ophthalmologists and 11 optometrists. The refractive surgery center has a MEL 80 Zeiss excimer laser, as well as a Visx Custom View Wavescan system on site. The clinic maintains a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center. Wisconsin has progressive legislation regarding optometric therapeutics and all instruction is within the scope of practice allowed by state law. There is one resident at this busy clinical site.