External Clinical Affiliations
Beyond the University Eye Center, SUNY Optometry has more than 50 clinical affiliations across North America—as well as in China—representing a broad cross section of clinical opportunities designed to expose students to the depth and breadth of what the modern health care delivery system has to offer. These affiliations include hospitals, community health centers and interprofessional practices such as Woodhull Medical Center, EZRA Medical Center, Gouverneur Health Medical Center, East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center as well as Veterans Administration, military hospitals and more. Collectively, these institutions serve thousands of people throughout the country and provide students with valuable opportunities to work alongside a variety of different health care providers in team-based settings, caring for patients with a variety of conditions. Additionally, the College’s clinical relationships with school and community-based organizations such as the Bowery Mission and The Door provide students with even richer and more unique experiences.