Requirements for completion

Requirements for Completion of the Combined Optometry Residency & Graduate Degree in Vision Science

Completion of the Combined Optometry Residency & Graduate Degree in Vision Science program includes fulfilling clinical and didactic requirements in a professional manner, meeting acceptable clinical performance for the program, didactic requirements, as well as those specific requirements listed below.  Residents must also meet individual program requirements, as well as terms of employment.

Requirements of Friday Didactic Program

Minimum attendance

  • 35 hours of Optional Friday Program Lectures (Affiliated Program)
  • 45 hours of Optional Friday Program Lectures (SUNY salaried Program)

Residents involved in the Combined Residency/Graduate Program and Womack may receive approved credit from comparable programs offered either in the graduate program or local to Womack.

Mandatory Attendance to

  • Public Speaking Workshop
  • Writer’s Workshop I/Writing for Posters
  • Writer’s Workshop II/ Editorial Review
  • Practice Management Workshop 

Other Requirements (includes by not limited to)

  • Minor Presentation (20 minutes lecture)
  • Minimum attendance of minor presentations
  • Major Presentation (50 minutes COPE approved lecture)
  • Minimum attendance for Major Presentations
  • Publishable quality paper
  • Submission of supervisor evaluations
  • Maintenance of patient logs, activity logs, and faculty evaluations
  • Meeting professional and clinical responsibilities
  • Fulfillment of terms of employment
  • Any program specific requirements, attendance, and satisfactory clinical and professional achievements