Pediatric/Binocular Vision Residency
University of Missouri-St. Louis
College of Optometry
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
Director of Residencies : Julie Ott DeKinder, O.D.
Telephone: (314) 516-5116
Program Coordinator: Aaron Franzel, O.D.
Telephone: (314) 516-6509
Description of Program:
The resident will assist with direct patient care and the teaching of student interns. Other responsibilities include on-call and attending and/or lecturing at seminars. This position will report to the Program Coordinator.
All applicants selected for admission must sign a standard employment contract. Standard University benefits and continuing education funding apply. A criminal background check is required by the state of Missouri.
A participant in qualified residency program should be in the advantageous position of being able to select among several career opportunities in optometry. Schools and colleges of optometry, Veterans Affairs Hospitals, HMO'S, industry and private settings generally prefer hiring an O.D. who has completed a clinical residency program.
Length of program: 54 weeks
Starting Date of Program: On or about July 1
Salary/Stipend: Approximately $36,500/year
Benefits (if applicable): 1) Health insurance
2) Professional liability insurance
3) Life insurance
4) Dental insurance
Expected weekly hours: 40 hours
Completion Acknowledgement: CertificateRequirements for Completion:
The Certificate will be awarded by the Program Coordinator.
Date Program Established: July 1, 2001
Accreditation Status: Yes
Prerequisites: O.D. degree from an ACOE accredited program by starting date
Preference given to GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
Successful completion of NBEO examinations
Eligible for Missouri optometry licensure (Must obtain licensure by July 31 of the year the residency started)
Submit required application materials
*Must demonstrate eligibility to work in the U.S.
As per the state requirement for university employees, a criminal background check is required.
Selection Procedure:Participation in the OR Match
Must submit letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, threeletters of recommendation,and official optometry school transcripts
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
Number of positions: 1
The resident participates in patient care via providing professional services in the Center for Eye Care, either in residency clinic or supervising students. In addition, the resident provides clinical supervision in the primary care service of third year students. The resident also provides emergency coverage and scheduled patient care during times students are on breaks. The resident attends, at minimum, one professional meeting, usually the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry. The resident participates in regular discussions and critical reviews of literature. A research paper, literature review or case report suitable for publication in a refereed journal is required.