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Ocular Disease - Primary Care Optometry

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Primary Care Optometry
Program Site: Mann-Grandstaff VAMC Optometry Services - Eye Clinic 111
Program Location: VA
Program Address: 4815 North Assembly Street

Spokane, Washington 99205
Phone Number: 503-270-6575
Fax Number: 509-434-7132
Email: Len.Koh@va.gov
Affiliation: Pacific University, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Michela Kenning, OD, F.A.A.O


Program Application Deadline: January 31
Program URL: http://www.pacificu.edu/future-graduate-professional/colleges/college-optometry/residency-programs/washington-ocular-disease-%E2%80%94-cornea-contact-lenses

Program Description

Date Program Established: 02/2003
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), with Pacific University College of Optometry (PUCO) of Forest Grove, Oregon has developed a one-year residency program in optometry. The fundamental mission of this training program is to provide qualified post-doctorate practitioners with a structured educational experience that will expand their development into exceptional optometric clinicians in the areas of primary care, geriatrics, ocular disease, and surgical co-management. Upon completion of the residency, the clinician will emerge with enhanced clinical skills, knowledge and experience which will elevate him/her beyond entry level practice, making residents suitable candidates for optometry positions in co-management, multidisciplinary settings, and/or post graduate optometric education.


Program Description:

Program Goals



Goal 1:  Strengthen the resident's primary care skills



Goal 2:  To enhance the resident's skills in treating the geriatric population



Goal 3:  Increase knowledge and skill in co-management of medical-surgical eye conditions



Goal 4:  Increase knowledge of cataract surgery



Goal 5:  To strengthen the resident's skill in detecting and managing ocular disease



Goal 6:  To stimlate the resident's responsibility for scholarly activity



 



 


Program Length: 1 year
Number of Positions Available in Program: Three
Program Starting Date: July 1
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

Hours:  



Typical Weekly Schedule of the Resident:



Resident 1 Schedule:



Monday: Eye Clinic 6:30am – 12:00pm, 12-12:30 admin, 1:00pm – 5:00pm



Tuesday: Eye Clinic 6:30am – 12:00pm, 12-12:30 admin, 1:00pm – 5:00pm




  • 1st Tuesday     lesion removals

  • 2nd Tuesday    contact lenses

  • 3rd Tuesday     BROS/low vision

  • 4th Tuesday     contact lenses



Wednesday: Eye Clinic 6:30am – 12:00pm, 12-12:30 admin, 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Grand Rounds/Education: 6:30-8:30am)



Thursday: Eye Clinic 6:30am – 12:00pm, 12-12:30 admin, 1:00pm – 5:00pm



Friday: OFF



Resident 2 Schedule:



Monday: Eye Clinic 6:30am – 12:00pm, 12-12:30 admin, 1:00pm – 5:00pm



Tuesday: Eye Clinic 6:30am – 12:00pm, 12-12:30 admin 1:00-5:00pm shadowing various local ophthalmologist and optometrists



Wednesday: Eye Clinic 6:30am – 12:00pm, 12-12:30 admin, 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Grand Rounds/Education: 6:30-8:30am )



Thursday: Eye Clinic 6:30am – 12:00pm, 12-12:30 admin, 1:00pm – 5:00pm



Friday: OFF



Resident 3 Schedule:



Monday: OFF



Tuesday: Eye Clinic 6:30am – 12:00pm, 12-12:30 admin, 1:00pm – 5:00pm



Wednesday: Eye Clinic 6:30am – 12:00pm, 12-12:30 admin, 1:00pm – 5:00pm  (Grand Rounds/Education: 6:30-8:30am)



Thursday: Eye Clinic 6:30am – 12:00pm, 12-12:30 admin, 1:00pm – 5:00pm



Friday: Eye Clinic 6:30am – 12:00pm, 12-12:30 admin, 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Post-ops)



                              The residents rotate schedules every 4 months.”


Requirements for Completion:

A certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion of our residency requirements. This includes: Completion of a minimum of 1,500 patient encounters. Proficiency in procedures pertaining to primary eye care.  Increase knowledge and skill in co-management of co-management of medical-surgical eye conditions.  Involvement in the completion of pre-operative and post-operative cataract surgery exams. Proficiency in fitting medical and cosmetic contact lenses. Completion of a publishable manuscript. Completion of a presentation at the annual Northwest Residents Conference


Program Salary/Stipend: $34,979 – not contingent upon productivity of the resident
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance

Vacation

Paid Sick Leave

Other:
Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: Yes

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Len Koh, Residency Coordinator
Telephone: 503-270-6575
Fax: 509-434-7132
E-mail Address: Len.Koh@va.gov
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Candidates must apply to this residency program through the Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch) online at www.natmatch.com/ormatch/ For additional information about this residency opportunity, please contact:



Len Koh, OD Residency Coordinator Optometry Services 



Spokane VA Medical Services Optometry Residency Program Eye Clinic



111 4815 N. Assembly St. Spokane, WA 99205



503-270-6575



Len.Koh@va.gov


Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria



Candidates must earn the degree of Doctor of Optometry from a school or college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education prior to the starting date of the residency.



Candidates must have passed the NBEO Part I and have taken Part II by the application deadline.  The selected candidate must pass all parts before the start date of the residency.  The selected candidate must be eligible for state licensure and obtain licensure in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia before completion of the VA residency.



Candidates must be citizens of the United States.



It is the policy of the  Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center to provide equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination for all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability; to ensure that the workforce profile will clearly reflect a meaningful distribution and utilization of minority and female employees, and to provide for the prompt, fair and impartial consideration and disposition of complaints involving issues of discrimination on grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or reprisal.


United States citizenship is required to qualify for VHA appointment in a paid VA optometry resident position funded by the Office of Academic Affiliations. Reference: VA Handbook 5005/57, Part II, Chapter 3, Paragraph 3.g.(1) & (5)(c), dated June 14, 2012.
Program Application Deadline: January 31

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