Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease

BronxCare Health System
1650 Selwyn Ave, Suite 1C
Bronx, NY 10457

Program Supervisors
AAlanna Khattar, OD FAAO DiplABO
Phone: (718) 960-2041
Fax: (718) 960-2045
Email: akhattar@bronxcare.org

Tybee Eleff, OD MS FAAO DiplABO
Phone: (718) 960-2041
Fax: (718) 960-2045
Email: teleff@bronxcare.org

Additional Faculty
Danielle Crane, OD FAAO

Description of Program
The 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 eye care to patients of all ages, co-manage patients with complex ocular diseases with ophthalmology sub-specialists at BronxCare Health System, utilize advanced ophthalmic equipment and technology and observe surgical procedures. Morning lectures are provided by ophthalmology attendings at BronxCare, and the optometry attendings conduct seminars which include case discussions, journal clubs, and lectures. SUNY Friday Program lectures and workshops are available for the resident as well. After completing the program, the resident will have acquired a high level of clinical competency in providing full-scope optometric care as well as an 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 4
Compensation $41,610
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 January 20
ORMatch Yes
Professional Liability Insurance Provided by BronxCare

Educational Opportunities
• Attend morning lectures given by the ophthalmology attendings
• Attend SUNY College of Optometry’s Friday Programs which are both didactic and “hands-on”
• Participate in journal clubs and case conferences with optometry and ophthalmology attendings
• Travel to the American Academy of Optometry’s (AAO) Annual Meeting

Research/Scholarly Opportunities
• Present minor and major lecture presentations at SUNY College of Optometry
• Submit at least one abstract for presentation at a major optometric meeting (i.e. AOA, AAO, SECO)
• Prepare a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed optometric journal
• Present at the BronxCare annual Ophthalmology Resident’s Research Symposium
• Optional involvement in on-going research within the Ophthalmology Department at BronxCare

Benefits
• Yearly stipend of $41,610
• Additional pay for required on-call hours
• Protected educational time to attend optometric meetings and conferences
• Professional liability protection provided
• Access to SUNY College of Optometry’s libraries
• Health, dental, vision and other benefits provided by BronxCare Health System
• Paid time off for vacation and sick time
• 8 paid holidays observed per year
• Flexible spending account
• Access to discount tickets to many recreational activities in the New York City metropolitan area

Mission Statement
The mission of the Optometric Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease at BronxCare Health 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 resident 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.

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