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Program Title: Residency in Refractive and Ocular Surgery/Ocular Disease
Program Type: Refractive and Ocular Surgery
Program Area of Emphasis: Ocular Disease
Program Site: Oklahoma Medical Eye Group (OMEG) and nJoy Vision
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: Oklahoma Medical Eye Group (OMEG)
244 South Gateway Place #401
Jenks, Oklahoma 74037
Phone Number: (918) 747-2020
Fax Number: (918) 747-2056
Email: drellen@omeg2020.com
Affiliation: Northeastern State University - Oklahoma College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Tara D. Brown, OD


Program Application Deadline: January 31
Program URL: https://optometry.nsuok.edu/ResidencyProgram/OcularDisease/ODOMEGandnJoyVisionTulsa.aspx

Program Description

Date Program Established: 07/2005
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Residency in  Refractive and Ocular Surgery/Ocular Disease is to provide advanced clinical training for post-graduate optometrists with a strong emphasis placed on pre- and post-operative care and the appropriate use of topical and systemic medications as well as other modalities in the treatment of ocular disease, allowing residents upon completion of the program to pursue professional opportunities which require a high level of clinical expertise.


Program Description:

The OMEG and nJoy Vision Resident splits his/her time between OMEG and nJoy Vision in Tulsa. Typical patients include ocular disease consults from referring optometrists and primary care physicians as well as peri-operative care of surgical patients while at BVA and consults and peri-opertive care of refractive surgery patients at refractive surgery.


Program Length: Twelve months
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 some on-call duties. Call is shared between the resident, staff optometrists and ophthalmologists. The resident covers calls about every third week at OMEG with a back-up physician available for consultation. Attendance of continuing education and research 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: $30,000/ year
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: Jason Ellen OD, Director OMEG
Telephone: (918) 747-2020
Fax:
E-mail Address: drellen@omeg2020.com
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title: Joel Sturm, nJoy Vision Clinical Director
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

1. Fill out and turn in the NSUOCO Application (https://optometry.nsuok.edu/Portals/5/PDF%20Files/Residencies/ResidencyApplication2015.pdf) 2. Register and Apply on ORMatch (https://natmatch.com/ormatch/index.html) 3. Send in the following supplemental documentation: a. Statement of interest/cover letter discussing - Why you are interested in pursuing a residency - What you hope to gain from a residency - What your plans are after you complete a residency b. Curriculum Vitae or Resume - Education (institution, dates, major, degree or pending degree, and grade point average) - List of Honors, Awards - Professional Memberships - Research Projects and Publication - Special Presentations, Seminars and Teaching Experience - Employment - Community Service - Other Professional Experiences c. Three letters of recommendation. These letters should be from individuals who can assess your clinical performance, scholastic abilities and/or teaching and research potential. Recommendation letters may be emailed or mailed by post, but must be signed and be on letterhead. d. An official copy of your optometry school transcripts. e. Please provide an unofficial copy of your current NBEO scores. ORMatch will send an official copy on your behalf. Successful completion of Parts I, II, III and TMOD of NBEO examinations is required to enter all NSUOCO affiliated residencies. All application information should be sent to Pam Jackson (jacksopa@nsuok.edu) or the Director of Residencies, Dr. Tara D. Brown (opt_residencies@nsuok.edu) via email or mail to: Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry ATTN: Pam Jackson or Dr. Tara D. Brown 1001 North Grand Avenue Tahlequah, OK 74464-7017 As application materials are received by the school, they will be forwarded to the site the applicant is applying at. Arrange an interview. Each applicant is strongly encouraged to arrange an interview at the residency site to which they are applying. This allows the applicant to become more familiar with the residency site and the residency supervisor to become familiar with the applicant. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact either Pam Jackson (jackopa@nsuok.edu) or the Director of Residencies, Dr.Tara D. Brown (opt_residencies@nsuok.edu) Additional information is available online at http://optometry.nsuok.edu/ResidencyProgram.aspx


Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

Residency applicants must have a Doctor of Optometry degree from an accredited school or college of optometry and must have successfully completed Part I, Part II, Part III and TMOD of the NBEO examination by July 1 of the residency year. Grade-point average, NBEO scores, letters of recommendation, and personal interviews are taken into account when considering applications. Persons applying to Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry affiliated residency programs must apply to ORMatch at http://www.natmatch.com/ormatch and to Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. ORMatch and NSUOCO deadlines are January 31st. Additional information is available at http://optometry.nsuok.edu/ResidencyProgram.aspx Director of Residencies Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry 1001 North Grand AvenueTahlequah, OK 74464-7017 opt_residencies@nsuok.edu   All residency applications will be reviewed without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.


Program Application Deadline: January 31

Additional Comments

Mission The mission of the OMEG and nJoy Vision Tulsa Residency in Refractive and Ocular Surgery/Ocular Disease is to provide post-graduate optometrists advanced clinical training and scholarly activities with emphasis in ocular disease and refractive surgery. Upon completion of the program, residents will have advanced clinical competence enabling them to be successful in professional opportunities requiring a high level of clinical and scholarly expertise. Goal 1 Provide appropriately supervised clinical educational experiences with emphasis in ocular disease and ocular and refractive surgery. Objectives 1) Provide the resident a minimum of 2000 patient encounters. 2) Provide the resident exposure to a high diversity of clinical conditions within ocular disease with emphasis on secondary and tertiary care of the patient including consultations from referring optometrists and primary health care providers, as well as advanced treatment including the use of ocular laser therapy and minor surgical procedures. 3) Provide the resident an increasing responsibility to evaluate, educate, consult and co-manage refractive surgery patients beyond that of an entry-level practitioner. 4) Encourage appropriate referral and co-management of patients with other health care providers for systemic disease evaluation and treatment. 5) Allow the resident to participate in the clinical supervision and education of optometry students, externs and first year primary care medical residents. Goal 2 Stimulate scholarly development in the resident. Objectives 1) Encourage lecture and workshop presentations in the form of continuing education, grand rounds, optometry classroom, community lectures, etc. 2) Stimulate life-long learning by keeping the resident active in critically reviewing ophthalmic literature. 3) Allow and encourage the resident to attend continuing education courses. 4) Require completion of a research paper, literature review, or case report of publishable quality by the end of the residency program. Goal 3 Stimulate a commitment to service of the community and the profession of optometry in the resident. Objectives 1) Enhance the resident's active involvement in the optometric community by encouraging membership and participation in optometric organizations. Curriculum: The educational objectives, learning activities, and expected outcomes of the Residency in Ocular Disease include: 1. Provision of optometric care to a large number and diversity of patients at Oklahoma Medical Eye Group (OMEG), nJoy Vision, and The College of Optometry at Northeastern State University campus/hospital clinics. 2. Appropriate referral and co-management of patients with other health care providers. External rotations may be arranged if likely to enhance expertise in ocular disease. 3. Clinical supervision and education of optometry students, optometry externs as well as first and second year primary care medical residents. 4. Lecture and workshop presentations in the form of continuing education, grand rounds, optometry classroom, etc. 5. Participation in residency seminar activities, including literature review, journal club, and local case presentations. 6. Attendance of continuing education courses with encouragement to fulfill opportunities to lecture for Resident Rapid Fire Presentations. 7. Completion of a research paper, literature review, or case report of publishable quality. 8. Active involvement in the optometric community through membership and participation in optometric organizations as well as political involvement and interactions with local politicians.