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Ocular Disease, Anterior Segment, & Glaucoma Residency at Minnesota Eye Consultants

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Anterior Segment, Glaucoma
Program Site: Minnesota Eye Consultants
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 9801 Dupont Ave S.
Suite #200
Bloomington, Minnesota 55431
Phone Number: 612-813-3600
Fax Number:
Affiliation: Illinois College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Christine Allison, OD (

Program Application Deadline: January 15
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 01/1996
ACOE Accreditation Status: Accredited

Contact the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) at Click here for more information about accreditation of optometric residency programs.

Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Accepts International Applicants: Yes
Comment: ICO accepts international applicants from US optometry schools
Program Mission Statement:

This residency’s mission is 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 ocular disease, anterior segment disease, and glaucoma.  

Program Description:

This residency focuses on anterior segment disease including cornea, cataract, refractive surgery, glaucoma, and oculoplastic care. There is also a large portion of clinic designated to urgent care which allows for a vast experience in all realms of ocular disease. 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 eye care. There is also the option to perform specialty contact lens fittings. Resident goes to three of the 4 different clinics (Woodbury, Minnetonka, Blaine, and Bloomington) on a 4-week rotating schedule.

Program Length: 53-56 weeks
Number of Positions Available in Program: 2
Program Starting Date: First week of July
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

The typical week will include 4 days of clinic time and 1 day of research.  The resident will also observe enough surgery with each surgeon to gain an understanding of each procedure type performed (cataract, corneal transplants, refractive, glaucoma (including trabeculectomies, tube shunts, MIGS), oculoplastics, etc. There will be after hours on-call time for approximately 16-17 weeks of total call time spread evenly across the year.  Two didactic projects are required over the course of the year.

Requirements for Completion:

Completion of the Anterior Segment Disease, Glaucoma, and Refractive Eyecare residency program at Minnesota Eye Consultants requires that the following criteria are met:

1.      Attendance at all clinical assignments

2.      Two didactic projects 

3.      Acceptable level of performance in all areas of the program

Program Salary/Stipend: $54,400
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 R. Buboltz, OD
Telephone: 612-813-3600
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title: Mark S. Hansen, Director of Fellowships at Minnesota Eye Consultants
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Application is through the ORMatch

1. Visit ORMatch web site and submit your application.

2. Contact the program coordinator (Mark Buboltz, OD at declaring your interest in applying.

3.Applicants are encouraged to take part three of NBEO prior to January so results may be available at the interview.

4. Arrangements for an interview will be made.

5. After completing the interview process, complete the ORMatch Applicant's Ranking Form.


Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

The applicant must, prior to matriculation, have attained the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree from a school or college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education and must be eligible for licensure in Minnesota.  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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