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Residency in Ocular Disease/Refractive and Ocular Surgery

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Refractive and Ocular Surgery
Program Site: Triad Eye Institute
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 6140 S. Memorial

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Phone Number: 918-252-2020
Fax Number: 918-252-7466
Affiliation: Northeastern State University - Oklahoma College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Carolyn Majcher, OD

Program Application Deadline: January 31
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 2014
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Residency in Ocular Disease with emphasis in Refractive and Ocular Surgery is to provide advanced clinical training for post-graduate optometrists with a strong emphasis on peri-operative care along with 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 Triad Eye Institute residency program, based in Tulsa, provides advanced clinical training in the areas of ocular disease and refractive/ocular surgery. Typical patients include ocular disease and surgical consults along with pre-operative and post-operative care for patients at our onsite surgery center. The resident has the opportunity to work with experienced Optometrists and Ophthalmologists in the specialties of cornea, cataract/refractive surgery, glaucoma, and oculoplastics. For more information visit The resident will have the opportunity to perform laser procedures such as, YAG capsulotomy, PI, and SLT. The resident spends one day a month at NSU Oklahoma College of Optometry to participate in patient care and residency seminar literature review/case presentations, and has the opportunity to be involved in the didactic and clinical education of optometry students.

Program Length: 1 year
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 you and staff optometrists and ophthalmologists. 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: $37,500
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Paid Sick Leave

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Liz Batchelor OD
Telephone: 918-252-2020
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

1. Register and Apply on ORMatch (

2. Upload the following documentation to ORMatch:

  • 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 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.

3.  Fill out and submit the NSUOCO Application to the ORMatch Supplemental Materials section:   (

4. Arrange an interview, once offered. 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 ( or the Director of Residencies, Dr. Carolyn Majcher ( Additional information is available online at or by contacting Dr. Liz Batchelor, Residency Supervisor ( 


Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

Residency applicants must have a Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE-accredited school or college of optometry and must have successfully completed Parts I, II, 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 and to Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. ORMatch and NSUOCO deadlines are January 31st. Additional information is available at Director of Residencies Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry 1001 North Grand AvenueTahlequah, OK 74464-7017   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, Goals, Objectives The mission of the Residency in Ocular Disease with emphasis in Refractive and Ocular Surgery is to provide advanced clinical training for post-graduate optometrists with a strong emphasis on peri-operative care along with the treatment of ocular disease, allowing residents upon completion of the program to pursue professional opportunities which require a high level of clinical 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 treatments including the use of ocular laser therapy and surgical procedures for the optometric physician. 3) Provide the resident patient encounters in which the resident utilizes advanced treatments including optometric surgical procedures and ocular laser therapy. 4) Provide the resident an increasing independence to evaluate, educate, consult and co-manage refractive surgery patients beyond that of an entry-level practitioner. 5) Encourage appropriate referral and co-management of patients with other health care providers for ocular or systemic disease evaluation and treatment. 6) Participate in the clinical supervision and education of optometry students. Goal 2 Stimulate scholarly development in the resident. Objectives 1) Encourage scholarly activities such as providing lecture and workshop presentations, grand rounds, optometry lab and classroom lectures, 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 participate in didactic activities such as attending continuing education courses. At a minimum, the resident will acquire enough continuing education hours to satisfy Oklahoma licensure. 4) Require completion of a research paper, literature review, or case report of publishable quality as one of the program completion criteria 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/Refractive and Ocular Surgery include: 1. Provision of optometric care to a large number and diversity of patients at Triad Eye Institute and the Oklahoma College of Optometry at Northeastern State University Campus/hospital clinics. 2. Appropriate referral and co-management of patients with optometric physicians and other health care disciplines. External rotations may be arranged to enhance expertise in ocular disease. 3. Clinical supervision and education of optometry students at Triad and at NSUOCO. 4. Provide 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 grand rounds. 6. Require attendance of continuing education courses to satisfy Oklahoma licensure requirements at a minimum

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