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Optometric Residency Program

BASIC INFORMATION:
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
City: Bloomfield
State: NJ
Institutional Affiliation: Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
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
Salary/Stipend: $36,000.
Benefits: Health Insurance; malpractice insurance for our office only; two business weeks paid vacation; one week paid leave for academic conferences; six paid holidays.
URL: http://www.eyecarenj.com

KEY CONTACTS:
Program Coordinator: Thomas R. Conroy, O.D.
Residency Director: Shital Mani, O.D., F.A.A.O.
APPLICATION INFORMATION:
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.
Application Materials:
Thomas Conroy, O.D.
The Eye Care Center of New Jersey
108 Broughton Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
e-mail: TConroyOD@eyecarenj.com
Phone: 973-743-1331
FAX: 973-743-6577
Application Deadline: February 1

PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:

The requirements for completion of our program are:

  1. Presentation of a Grand Rounds Topic At PCOSU
  2. Write a publishable quality paper
  3. Read and take a quiz for 26 optometric articles
  4. Attend in house CE lectures
  5. Work at least 53 weeks at ECC
  6. Submit all residency related paperwork in a timely manner

MISCELLANEOUS:
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.