Location: UAB School of Optometry
Program Stipend: $43,554. Eligible for health benefits, and professional liability insurance included.

One position available

The Residency in Primary Care Optometry provides advanced clinical training to post-graduate optometrists. This residency’s comprehensive didactic experience, strong clinical foundation in primary eye care, and flexible system of rotations in other specialty areas of optometry allow residents upon completion of the program to pursue professional opportunities which require a high level of clinical expertise, such as academia or specialty private practice.

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Current Resident in Primary Care Optometry

The Residency in Primary Care Optometry provides the optometrist with a broad base of experience in all areas of general practice. Residents are provided clinical educational experiences with an emphasis in primary eye care and other specialty areas selected by the resident. The program primarily involves direct patient care by the resident, but clinical supervision of students and teaching in clinical laboratories are also incorporated into the program.

Janene Sims, OD, PhD, FAAO
Supervisor, Residency in Primary Care Optometry
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Residency Conference

Residents attend a regularly scheduled weekly Residency Conference, which includes presentations by faculty and guests, grand rounds, case conferences, journal club, records review and other learning activities. In order to better develop the residents’ scholarship, a paper suitable for publication is required.

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How to Apply

All residency programs utilize the ORMatch Residency Matching Service for application.

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