- Ocular Disease Diagnosis and Management, including:
- Emergency Ocular Services
- Surgical Procedures
- Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment
- Contact Lenses
- Vision Therapy / Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation
- Vision Rehabilitation / Geriatrics
- Primary Vision Care
The residents provide patient care at Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital and NSU Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSUOCO) in Tahlequah, and occasionally provide patient care in the NSUOCO Rural Eye Program at clinics in Cherokee Nation outpatient facilities throughout northeast Oklahoma. Residents also provide evening and weekend emergency room eye care at Hastings Hospital approximately one week per month and need to be within 15 minutes of the hospital while on call.
In addition to providing direct patient care, residents participate in grand rounds, ophthalmological observation, and hospital rotations. A regularly scheduled residency seminar promotes literature review and study. Teaching is another important aspect of this program, with opportunities to become involved in didactic and clinical education of optometry students, optometrists, and other health care providers. A publishable quality research paper, literature review, or case report, and paper presentation is required and publication is encouraged.
The 12 month residency begins July 1st and ends June 30th. Expected weekly hours of duty are 40 hours per week plus evening and weekend emergency room eye care at Hastings. Attendance of continuing education may lengthen the weekly hours of duties.ASCO information sheet: http://myasco.opted.org/residency/view/49/program
- Provide the resident a large number of patient encounters.
- Provide the resident exposure to a high diversity of clinical conditions within his/her area(s) of emphasis.
- Encourage appropriate referral and co-management of patients with other health care providers.
- Allow the resident to participate in the clinical supervision of optometry students.
- Encourage lecture and workshop presentations in the form of continuing education, grand rounds, optometry classroom, etc.
- Stimulate life-long learning by keeping the resident active in critically reviewing ophthalmic literature.
- Allow the resident to attend continuing education courses.
- Require completion of a research paper, literature review, or case report of publishable quality by the end of the residency program.
- Enhance the resident's active involvement in the optometric community by encouraging membership and participation in optometric organizations.
- Curriculum vitae
- Education (institution, dates, major, degree or pending degree, and grade point average)
- List of Honors, Awards
- Professional Memberships
- Research Projects and Publication
- Special Presentations, Seminars and Teaching Experience
- Community Service
- Other Professional Experiences
- Statement of interest Discuss:
- Why are you interested in pursuing a residency?
- What do you hope to gain from a residency?
- What are your plans after you complete a residency?
- Three letters of recommendation
- These letters should be from individuals who can assess your clinical performance, scholastic abilities and/or teaching and research potential. Recommendation letters may be emailed or mailed by post, but must be signed and be on official letterhead.
- Official transcripts from an ACOE-accredited school or college of optometry
- Passing score on NBEO Parts I and II and TMOD to participate in Match; Part III passage is required by start of residency program
- Please provide an unofficial copy of your current NBEO scores. ORMatch will send an official copy on your behalf. Successful completion of Parts I, II, III and TMOD of NBEO examinations is required to enter all NSUOCO affiliated residencies.
- NSUOCO Application
- ORMS Application
- Interview recommended
- Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE-accredited school or college of optometry
- License eligible in the state of Oklahoma
All application information should be sent to the Director of Residencies, Dr. Carolyn Majcher director of residencies via email or mail to:Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry
ATTN: Residency Director
1001 North Grand Avenue Tahlequah, OK 74464-7017
As application materials are received by the school, they will be forwarded to the site the applicant is applying at. Arrange an interview. Each applicant is strongly encouraged to arrange an interview at the residency site to which they are applying. This allows the applicant to become more familiar with the residency site and the residency supervisor to become familiar with the applicant. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact either Pam Jackson(firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Director of Residencies, Dr. Carolyn Majcher director of residencies Additional information is available online at https://optometry.nsuok.edu/ResidencyProgram/
- Completed publishable quality paper (research paper, literature review, or case report), all patient encounter logs with encounter types and all residency activity logs
- Completed exit evaluations (evaluation of clinical supervisors, evaluation of residency program supervisor, evaluation of NSUOCO residency director and residency program evaluation)
- Passage of National Board of Examiners in Optometry Part I, II and III including passage of the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease Oklahoma Optometry license
- 10 days of vacation
- Accrual of personal leave (which includes sick leave, personal business leave, bereavement leave, military leave and jury duty leave) at the rate of 12 hours per month
- NSU is closed for several holidays: three days at Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Spring Break (five days), Fall Break (two days) and Fourth of July
- Professional leave to attend continuing education meetings. The amount of professional leave you receive is at the discretion of the residency supervisor. The residency supervisor encourages attendance at CE courses.
- Professional liability insurance Health insurance
- Please see the NSU Employment Handbook for a more in-depth discussion of personal leave and holidays.