Residency in Ocular Disease / Primary Eye Care

VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, NY

Optometry Service (620-123)
2094 Albany Post Road
Montrose NY 10548

Program Supervisor
Dr. Nancy Wong
Phone: (914) 737-4400 ext. 2014
Fax: (914) 788-4373
Email: nancy.wong@va.gov

Additional Faculty
Felicia Fodera, OD
Shelly Hay, OD
Jean Jung, OD
Nicole Minutolo, OD
Miriam Rolf, OD
Ronald Texley, COMS
Kelly Thomann, OD
Dawn Tomasini, OD
Steward Wang, OD


Program Description
This is a primary care optometric program with heavy emphasis on the diagnostic assessment and therapeutic management of ocular disease. This program seeks to provide the resident with advanced didactic knowledge and concentrated clinical experience in a hospital setting. Individuals who complete the program are expected to attain a high level of proficiency in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease including those conditions associated with systemic diseases.

Program Length

12 months

Start Date

July 1

Positions

4 paid, 1 without compensation

Compensation

$36,042

Hours Per Week

(Plus On-call: WHEN (Weekends, Holidays, Evenings,  Nights) rotating on a monthly basis with other residents)

Accreditation

Fully accredited by ACOE

Application Deadline

February 15

ORMatch

Yes


Educational Opportunities
The resident will follow a curriculum which includes seminars and lectures in topics related to optometric medicine as well as demonstrate proficiency in clinics such as internal medicine, neurology, infectious disease and vascular. The resident will assist in the provision of care in external satellite clinics run by the VA.

Teaching Responsibilities
The resident participates in the clinical education of fourth-year externs from SUNY, Indiana University, NEWENCO and Illinois Colleges of Optometry.

Research Responsibilities
The resident may participate in ongoing researchprojects. The resident Is responsible for the preparation of 1 major lecture and 1 paper of publishable quality.

Benefits
Eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and Federal Employees Group Life Insurance. The resident's portion of the health and life insurance premium depends on the plan and coverage selected. Residents earn 13 days sick leave and 13 days annual leave.

Mission Statement
The residency at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (VA HVHCS) seeks to attract the best-qualified optometric graduates for advanced optometric training in primary care and ocular disease. The residency strives to provide advanced didactic knowledge and concentrated clinical experience in a multidisciplinary setting. Individuals who complete the program are expected to attain a high level of proficiency in the diagnosis and management of ocular diseases; in particular, ocular conditions associated with systemic diseases. Trainees completing the program develop advanced competence in medical optometry. Residents will pursue scholarly activities, develop student mentoring and academic skills and strive toward lifelong learning.

 

Hudson Valley Residency Curriculum