Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease
VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, NY
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Optometry Service (620-123)
2094 Albany Post Road
Montrose NY 10548
Jean Jung, OD
Phone: (914) 737-4400 ext. 2014
Fax: (914) 788-4373
Felicia Fodera, OD
Shelly Hay, OD
Becky Forman, OD
Miriam Rolf, OD
Kelly Thomann, OD
Dawn Tomasini, OD
Steward Wang, OD
Michael Ferri, OD
Lauren Feroli, OD
William O’Connell, OD
This is a primary care optometric program with heavy emphasis on the diagnostic assessment and therapeutic management of ocular disease. This program seeks to provide the resident with advanced didactic knowledge and concentrated clinical experience in a hospital setting. Individuals who complete the program are expected to attain a high level of proficiency in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease including those conditions associated with systemic diseases.
|Program Length||12 months|
|Start Date||July 1|
|Positions||4 paid, 1 without compensation|
|Hours Per Week||40 (Plus On-call: WHEN (Weekends, Holidays, Evenings, Nights) rotating on a monthly basis with other residents)|
|Accreditation||Fully accredited by ACOE|
|Application Deadline||ORMatch Deadline|
|Professional Liability Insurance||Federal Tort|
The resident will follow a curriculum which includes seminars and lectures in topics related to optometric medicine as well as demonstrate proficiency in clinics such as internal medicine, neurology, infectious disease and vascular. The resident will assist in the provision of care in external satellite clinics run by the VA.
The resident participates in the clinical education of fourth-year externs from SUNY, NECO, ICO and PCO at Salus University.
The resident may participate in ongoing research projects. The resident is responsible for the preparation of 1 major lecture and 1 paper of publishable quality.
Eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and Federal Employees Group Life Insurance. The resident’s portion of the health and life insurance premium depends on the plan and coverage selected. Residents earn 13 days sick leave and 13 days annual leave.
The residency at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (VA HVHCS) seeks to attract the best-qualified optometric graduates for advanced optometric training in primary care and ocular disease. The residency strives to provide advanced didactic knowledge and concentrated clinical experience in a multidisciplinary setting. Individuals who complete the program are expected to attain a high level of proficiency in the diagnosis and management of ocular diseases; in particular, ocular conditions associated with systemic diseases. Trainees completing the program develop advanced competence in medical optometry. Residents will pursue scholarly activities, develop student mentoring and academic skills and strive toward lifelong learning.