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Optometric Management Education

Basic Information

Category Title: Primary Care Optometry
Program Area of Emphasis:
Program Site: Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry and Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital
Program Location: School or College of Optometry
Program Address: NSUOCO
1001 N Grand Ave
Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464
Phone Number: (918) 444-4020
Fax Number: (918) 458-9603
Email: proctor1@nsuok.edu
Affiliation: Northeastern State University - Oklahoma College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Carolyn Majcher, OD


Program Application Deadline: April, one year prior to start date
Program URL: https://optometry.nsuok.edu/ResidencyProgram/OptometricManagementEducation.aspx

Program Description

Date Program Established:
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: Yes
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Program in Optometric Management Education is to provide advanced clinical training through the Family Practice Residency and an M.B.A. degree for post-graduate optometrists, allowing residents upon completion of the program to pursue professional opportunities which require a high level culmination of clinical and management expertise.


Program Description:

This unique program combines a residency in Family Practice Optometry offered by the Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry with a Master of Business Administration Degree (M.B.A.) offered by the NSU College of Business and Technology. This two year program is open to U.S. Army optometrists. Expected weekly hours of duty are 40 hours per week with on call duties. The 40 hours includes being scheduled in Family Practice Residency activities 20 hours a week, with the remainder of the week devoted to pursuing a Master in Business Administration (class and study time).


Program Length: 2 years
Number of Positions Available in Program: 1
Program Starting Date: July 1st
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

Expected weekly hours of duty are 40 hours per week plus evening and weekend emergency room eye care at Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital approximately 1 week every two months. Attendance of continuing education may lengthen the weekly hours of duties


Requirements for Completion:

Requirements for successful program completion and awarding of the Certificate of Advanced Clinical Competence are: 1. Completed publishable quality paper (research paper, literature review, or case report) 2. Patient Encounter Logs with encounter types 3. Residency Activity Logs 4. Completed exit evaluations (Evaluation of Clinical Supervisors, Evaluation of Residency Program Supervisor, Evaluation of NSUOCO Residency Director, and Residency Program Evaluation) 5. Passage of National Board of Examiners in Optometry Part I, II and III including passage of the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease, 6. Oklahoma Optometry license


Program Salary/Stipend: U.S. Army active duty officer salary
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance

Vacation

Paid Sick Leave

Other:
Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Alissa Proctor OD FAAO
Telephone: (918) 444-4020
Fax:
E-mail Address: proctor1@nsuok.edu
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
Telephone:
Fax:
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Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

All eligible Army applicants are solicited to apply for the residency via the LTHET message (Appendix 15). A list of application materials is included in the Long Term Health Education and Training (LTHET) message released each December by the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps and includes a DA Form 3838, Commander's Memorandum, Transcripts, DA Photograph, Memorandum from the Optometry Consultant at the Office of the Surgeon General and a signed/dated officer record brief (ORB).


Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

Interested applicants for military residency programs must be Active Duty Army officers in order to apply. The selection process is quite different from its civilian counterpart. The optometry residency programs are one of many advanced educational opportunities that are available via the Medical Service Corps Long Term Health, Education, and Training (LTHET) process. Each year, the military publishes the available programs in the LTHET message (Appendix 15). Applicants apply approximately 18 months prior to the expected residency start date (ie. applications completed this spring are for academic year 2013-2014). Therefore, as a result, military optometry officers go back to complete a residency after a few years in practice. All eligible applications are reviewed and residents are selected by a board of Army officers. Decisions are made based on both, academic and military records. Decisions are published in June, the year prior to the residency starting date. In the event of a vacancy, Army optometry will solicit applications from 4th year optometry students participating of the Army Health Professional Scholarship Programs. The application would then include a letter of intent, three letters of recommendation, and a current transcript. A board of Senior Army optometrists (including all Army residency supervisors) would review the applications and make selections.


Program Application Deadline: April, one year prior to start date

Additional Comments

MISSION, GOALS and OBJECTIVES Mission The mission of the Program in Optometric Management Education is to provide advanced clinical training through the Family Practice Residency and an M.B.A. degree for post-graduate optometrists, allowing residents upon completion of the program to pursue professional opportunities which require a high level culmination of clinical and management expertise. Goal of the Optometric Management Education Program: Completion of the residency in family practice optometry through the Oklahoma College of Optometry and completion of all the requirements for the Masters of Business Administration degree required by Northeastern State University. Goals of the Residency in Family Practice Optometry: Goal A Provide appropriately supervised clinical educational experiences with emphasis in the areas of primary care optometry selected by you. Objectives: Provide you a large number of patient encounters Provide you exposure to a high diversity of clinical conditions within your areas of emphasis Encourage appropriate referral and co-management of patients with other health care providers Allow you to participate in the clinical supervision of optometry students Goal B Stimulate scholarly development. Objectives: Encourage lecture and workshop presentations in the form of continuing education, grand rounds, optometry classroom, etc. Stimulate life-long learning by keeping you active in critically reviewing ophthalmic literature Allow you to attend continuing education courses Require completion of a research paper, literature review, or case report of publishable quality by the end of the residency program Goal C Stimulate a commitment to service. Objective: Enhance your active involvement in the optometric community by encouraging membership and participation in optometric organizations