RESIDENT, CLINCL Pediatric/Binocular Vision
St. Louis, MO 
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St. Louis
Full/Part Time
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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: Certificate

Requirements for Completion:
  • Completion of the 54 weeks of residency program
  • Clinical decision making and patient care are at the appropriate independent level
  • Completing all assignments
  • Attending the assigned clinic services
  • Responding promptly to emergency patient services
  • Attending all required seminars
  • Presenting once a semester at the College of Optometry grand rounds andattending at minimum twogrand rounds each, fall and winter
  • Conducting case conferences to fourth year professional students
  • Completing referral letters in a timely fashion
  • Completing a minimum of one scholarly activity
  • Develop at least one manuscript of sufficient quality to be published in a refereed journal.
  • Present a paper at the College's Annual Residency Day
  • Completing patient logs and monthly activity logs to be turned in at the end of each month to the Program Coordinator and the Director of Residencies
  • Attend either the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry or the College of Optometrists in Vision Development
  • Resident performs on evaluation forms at least a 3.0 on a 5.0 scale on all measures
  • An exit interview will be arranged with the Pediatric/Binocular Vision faculty

The Certificate will be awarded by the Program Coordinator.

Therapeutics: Yes

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

Curriculum Description

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.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.


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