Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
1650 Selwyn Ave, Suite 1C
Bronx, NY 10457

Program Supervisor
Lily Zhu-Tam, OD
Phone: (718) 960-2041
Fax: (718) 960-2045
Email: lztam@bronxleb.org

Additional Faculty
Tybee Eleff, OD
Dennis Chui, OD
Melissa Lee, OD


Description of Program
This program will provide the resident with a rich clinical learning experience through its diverse patient base in the underserved South and Central Bronx communities in both hospital and community-based clinical settings. The resident will have the opportunity to provide primary eyecare to patients of all ages, comanage patients with complex ocular diseases with ophthalmology sub-specialists at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, utilize advanced ophthalmic equipment and technology, and observe ophthalmic surgical procedures. Daily lectures provided by Ophthalmology Attendings at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center as well as weekly seminars consisting of case conferences, fluorescein conferences, journal club meetings, and SUNY's Friday Program will be available for the resident. After completing the program, the resident will have acquired a high level of clinical competency in providing full-scope optometric care as well as advanced didactic education. Graduates of this residency program will possess the skills necessary to thrive in the areas of patient care, optometric education and leadership within hospital-based as well as private clinical settings.

Program Length

12 months

Start Date

July 1

Positions

5

Compensation

$38,000

Hours Per Week

40 (Plus On-call: Average 3-4 days/month on a rotating basis with the ophthalmology residents)

Accreditation

Fully Accredited by ACOE

Application Deadline

February 1

ORMatch

Yes


Educational Opportunities
The resident will attend lectures given by the Ophthalmology Attendings at the hospital every morning, as well as participate in weekly journal club, fluorescein conference or case conference with Optometry Attendings. In addition, the resident will attend SUNY’s didactic programs.

Benefits
Health, dental, retirement, and disability benefits offered through the hospital. Paid vacation, sick, and personal leave also given. The hospital observes 8 paid holidays per year.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Optometric Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center (BLHC) Health Care System is to provide the post-doctoral optometrist a rich clinical learning experience through its diverse patient base in the underserved South and Central Bronx communities in both multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary health care settings.  This program enables the residents to gain a high level of clinical competency in full-scope optometric care as well as acquire advanced didactic education.  Graduates of this residency program will possess the skills necessary to thrive in the areas of patient care, optometric education, and leadership within hospital-based as well as private clinical settings.

Bronx-Lebanon Residency Curriculum