Residency in Community Health Optometry/Ocular Disease
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health East New York
2094 Pitkin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Lloyd Haskes, OD
Phone: (718) 240-0445
Fax: (718) 240-0439
Allison Rizzuti, MD
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|
|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|
|Professional Liability Insurance||Article 8 of the Education Law of the State of New York|
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.
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.
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.
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.