Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease

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

Program Supervisors
Alanna Khattar, OD
Phone: (718) 960-2041
Fax: (718) 960-2045
Email: akhattar@bronxleb.org

Tybee Eleff, OD
Phone: (718) 960-2041
Fax: (718) 960-2045
Email: teleff@bronxleb.org

Additional Faculty
Danielle Crane, OD

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 the BronxCare Health System, utilize advanced ophthalmic equipment and technology and observe surgical procedures. Daily lectures are provided by ophthalmology attendings at BronxCare Health System as well as weekly seminars with the optometry attendings consisting of case conferences, fluorescein conferences, journal club meetings and SUNY’s Friday Program are available for the resident. 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 Hospital’s Insurance Company, Inc.

Educational Opportunities
The resident will attend lectures given by the Ophthalmology Attendings at the hospital every morning, as well as participate in weekly journal club, fluorescein conference or case conference with Optometry Attendings. In addition, the resident will attend SUNY’s didactic programs.

Benefits
Health, dental, retirement, and disability benefits offered through the hospital. Paid vacation, sick, and personal leave also given. The hospital observes 8 paid holidays per year.

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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