Optometric Residency Program
Title: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease/Retina/Cornea/Glaucoma/Oculoplastics/Contact Lenses
Type: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease
Site: The Eye Care Center of New Jersey
Institutional Affiliation: Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Date Established: 12/2007
Accreditation: Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Description: We are a general/subspecialty practice with one O.D. and five M.D.'s. The practice has been in the same area for 35 years. We are a high volume practice with a heterogeneous patient population (age, race, socioeconomic background). The doctors also have a surgery center. Our practice offers cataract, glaucoma, retina, cornea, oculoplastics and contact lens care. We treat patients from infants to senior citizens.
Length: 53-56 Weeks
Hours per week: 40-45, including 2 Saturdays per month
Total # of Positions: one
Starting Date: Beginning of July
Benefits: Health Insurance; malpractice insurance for our office only; two business weeks paid vacation; one week paid leave for academic conferences; six paid holidays.
Program Coordinator: Thomas R. Conroy, O.D.
Residency Director: Shital Mani, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Prerequisites: O.D. degree from accredited optometry school (Applicant must be licensed/license eligible in New Jersey); Letter of intent; Curriculum Vitae; Official optometry school transcript; Three letters of recommendation from clinical faculty; Copy of NBEO transcript. Interview is required.
Thomas Conroy, O.D.
The Eye Care Center of New Jersey
108 Broughton Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Application Deadline: February 1
PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:
The requirements for completion of our program are:
- Presentation of a Grand Rounds Topic At PCOSU
- Write a publishable quality paper
- Read and take a quiz for 26 optometric articles
- Attend in house CE lectures
- Work at least 53 weeks at ECC
- Submit all residency related paperwork in a timely manner
Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No
Comments: - We have ECC, OCT, Corneal Topographer, Pachymetry, Retinal Camera, Visual Field, and Tono Pen. - The resident will be able to observe surgical/lasik procedures. - The resident must obtain NJ optometry license, which requires personal malpractice insurance policy.