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Basic Information

Program Title: Corneal and Refractive Eyecare
Program Type: Ocular Disease, Refractive and Ocular Surgery
Program Area of Emphasis: Ocular Disease
Program Site: Minnesota Eye Consultants
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: Minnesota Eye Consultants
710 E. 24th St.Suite 100
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone Number: 612-813-3600
Fax Number:
Affiliation: Illinois College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Janice Jurkus, OD, MBA (

Program Application Deadline: January 15
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 01/1996
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

To educate and train the post graduate optometrist to practice beyond entry level in the comprehensive medical management, surgical perioperative management and emergency management of corneal problems and refractive errors, and in the ongoing medical management and surgical co-management of cataracts and glaucoma.

Program Description:

This residency focuses on anterior segment disease including cornea, cataract, refractive surgery, glaucoma, and oculoplastic care. The resident has the opportunity to work with ophthalmologists and optometrists who have subspecialty/ fellowship training in cornea, external disease, refractive surgery, glaucoma and oculoplastic surgery, pre- and postoperative care and primary care optometry. Resident goes to three different clinics (Minneapolis, Minnetonka and Bloomington) on a 4 week rotation.

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:

The typical week will include 3.5 days of clinic time, 0.5 days of observing surgery, and 1 day of research. There will be after hours on-call time for approximately 20 weeks per year and two clinical projects required over the course of the year. The first several weeks will be spent familiarizing yourself with the clinic and its flow, and observing each of the doctor's routines.

Requirements for Completion:

1. Satisfactory completion of all learning objectives 2. Attendance at all clinical assignments 3. Attendance and participation at conferences 4. Attendance and participation in all required course work 5. A written paper of publishable quality, completed by the end of the residency period

Program Salary/Stipend: $50,400.00
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Paid Sick Leave

Travel Allowance

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Mark A. Buboltz, OD
Telephone: 612-813-3600
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title: Sherman Reeves, MD, MPH
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

For application information, interview dates, general information about the program or to contact past residents of the program please contact Mark Buboltz, OD at

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 Illinois. All applicants will be evaluated without regard to sex, race, color, creed, age, religion or non-disqualifying physical disabilities.

Program Application Deadline: January 15

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