Location: Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Program Stipend: $34,979 per year. Eligible for health benefits, and professional liability insurance included.

Two positions available

The mission of the Residency in Ocular Disease with emphasis in Primary Care Optometry and Retina at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center is to provide a unique post-doctoral experience in a multidisciplinary setting with the intent of nurturing the residents’ development into exceptional optometric clinicians by broadening general skills and mastering additional specialized skills through independent patient care while adhering to supervision guidelines.

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Current Residents in Ocular Disease with emphasis in Primary Care Optometry and Retina

This program is designed to provide advanced clinical training in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease, exposure to multidisciplinary management of systemic disease and primary eye care. The program primarily involves direct patient care by the resident, but supervision of student externs is also incorporated. Residents will encounter a high percentage of patients with glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inflammatory eye disease, vascular occlusive disease and varied ocular manifestations of systemic diseases. The residents in Ocular Disease 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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Contact
Lisa Schifanella, OD, MS
Supervisor, Residency in Ocular Disease with emphasis in Primary Care Optometry and Retina
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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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2020-2021

How to Apply

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

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