Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation (SUNY Optometry)

SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

Program Supervisor
Rebecca Marinoff, OD
Phone: (212) 938-5937
Email: rmarinoff@sunyopt.edu

Program Description
This 12-month program is designed to provide the individual with advanced and concentrated clinical and didactic experience in all aspects of low vision rehabilitation. Residents will be involved in both coordination and consultation of patient care with other rehabilitation, medical and social services. The resident will also rotate through other clinics at SUNY Optometry including Ocular Disease and Primary Care. Individuals who complete the program are expected to be able to deliver a high level of clinical care in the area of low vision rehabilitation and to promote low vision as a mode of optometric practice.

Program Length 12 months
Start Date July 1
Positions 1
Compensation $41,610
Hours Per Week 40-45 (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 February 1
ORMS Matching Service Yes
Professional Liability Insurance Article 8 of the Education Law

Educational Opportunities
The resident will take part in seminars on topics related to low vision rehabilitation, as well as the college-sponsored didactic program and grand rounds.

Teaching Responsibilities
The resident will have direct clinical teaching responsibilities and be a teaching assistant in the lab portion of the low vision course.

Research/Scholarly Responsibilities
The resident, if interested, can work directly with the program supervisor and other faculty members to conduct or actively participate in a research project. The resident is expected to develop and present at least one case report, and will complete a publishable paper by the end of the program.

Benefits
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.

Mission Statement
The Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation seeks to attract the best-qualified optometric graduates who have demonstrated above average competence and interest in Low Vision Rehabilitation care. These graduates will be provided with advanced and concentrated clinical and didactic experience in all aspects of Low Vision Rehabilitation. The resident will be involved in both coordination and consultation of patient care with other rehabilitation, medical, and social services and will develop an understanding of the management of a low vision rehabilitation service and the political and social forces that influence the various delivery models of patient care. Individuals who complete the program are expected to be able to deliver a high level of clinical care, serve as teachers in optometric institutions, and serve in a leadership role in optometric and service agencies and organizations involved in Low Vision care.

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