Residency in Community Health Optometry/Ocular Disease

Category Title: Primary Care Optometry
Program Emphasis Areas: Ocular Disease
                                               Community Health Optometry

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health East New York
Eye Clinic
2094 Pitkin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207

Program Supervisor
Lloyd Haskes, OD
Phone: (718) 240-0445
Fax: (718) 240-0439

Additional Faculty
Allison Rizzuti, MD

Program Description
In this multidisciplinary medical setting, the resident provides eyecare for patients of all ages with a diverse range and high rate of ocular and systemic disorders. The resident also provides direct care under ophthalmologic supervision, observes surgeries and observes patient care in various nonophthalmic medical departments. The resident manages all cases and coordinates interdisciplinary care when necessary.   There is a rotation through various services at SUNY’s University Eye Center and will include “elective” clinics.  Individuals who complete the program are prepared to develop and operate a full-scope urban eyecare service.

Program Length 12 months
Start Date July 1
Positions 1
Compensation $41,610
Required Hours Per Week 40 hrs (Plus On-call: Approximately 4 weeks/year rotating with other residents. Currently, on-call consists of phone triage)
Accreditation Fully accredited by ACOE
Application Deadline ORMatch Deadline
ORMatch Yes
Professional Liability Insurance Article 8 of the Education Law of the State of New York

Educational Opportunities
Case conferences are provided by the program and on-site supervisors. The resident participates in a college-sponsored didactic program which includes seminars and workshops at SUNY Optometry, and joint grand rounds with residents in other college-affiliated programs throughout the year.

Teaching Responsibilities
During the second half of the program, the resident participates in the clinical education of fourth year externs from SUNY Optometry.

There is optional participation in a health insurance plan including prescription drug coverage, with a contribution from the employee, depending on the option chosen. Dental care and vision coverage is available through the union representing this position. Residents earn sick leave and annual leave at the rate of 1.25 days per month. Twelve paid holidays per calendar year.

Scholarly Activity
Working with the program supervisor, residents are required to present 1 minor and 1 major presentation and write at least 1paper of publishable quality. In addition, there is an opportunity to attend and participate in academic conferences.

Mission Statement
The residency in Family Practice and Ocular Disease Optometry seeks to attract highly qualified optometric graduates who have demonstrated above average entry-level competence in full-scope optometric care and have an interest in community-based practice in an urban locale. This program provides the opportunity for the resident to render continuity of care for patients with a diverse range of eye and vision disorders. Individuals who complete the program will be prepared to develop and operate a full-scope optometric service in an inner-city environment and to assume a faculty position at an optometric educational institution.

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