Optometric Residency Program - Associated Eye Care

Optometric Residency Program

Optometric Residency Program – This section of the site provides residency candidates with an overview of the program as well as documents, forms, and links necessary to complete an application. The program begins in July of each year and runs for 54 weeks.

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Optometric Residency Program

Overview

Providing advanced training and experience in the treatment of ocular disease through patient care, clinical research, education and scholarship in an integrated eye care model.

Program Site: Associated Eye Care, Stillwater, Minnesota.
Program Coordinators: Jacob R. Lang O.D.

Residency Director: Janice Jurkus, OD, MBA
Number of Positions: 1
Program Dates: The program begins in July of each year and runs for 54 weeks. An orientation is provided in the first week of the program.

Program Description:

This post-graduate residency program is offered by the Illinois College of Optometry in conjunction with Associated Eye Care (AEC) in Minnesota. The goal of this program is to provide advanced clinical training in the treatment of ocular disease, clinical research, surgical co-management, and perioperative care, as well as comprehensive care to patients ranging in age from neonatal to geriatric. Associated Eye Care’s integrated eye care model will allow the intern to work in conjunction with both optometrists and ophthalmologists in a high paced private clinic that encounters the entire spectrum of ocular pathologies. This organization includes a broad range of sub-specialized eye care providers such as pediatric, glaucoma, retina, dry eye, cornea and anterior segment, therapeutic contact lens, as well as refractive laser and cataract specialists. This structure allows us to care for our patient’s “vision for a lifetime”.

There will be after hours on-call time and two clinical projects required over the course of the year. Involvement in clinical research projects or studies will also be required. Residents are invited to lecture and present case reports at resident seminars held in conjunction with the Illinois College of Optometry as well as local and national optometric conferences.

About Associated Eye Care:

The resident will participate in and attend all continuing education events sponsored by Associated Eye Care as well as attending state and national optometric events. A stipend is provided to help with associated expenses. The resident has full access to any of the material or services provided at the College. This includes the library and media production department. Associated Eye Care is a national research center for glaucoma, dry eye, allergy, ocular infection, and ocular inflammation as well as surgical procedures and devices. The residents may participate in these studies throughout the program year and will prepare a research project/paper/poster of publishable quality. They will also be asked to participate in case studies and journal reviews as assigned by Associated Eye Care some of which will be in conjunction with the Minnesota chapter of the American Academy of Optometry.

Associated Eye Care utilizes cutting edge technologies including anterior and posterior OCT, HRT, digital photography, automated visual fields, ultrasound biomicroscopy, Nova VEP, and specular microscopy. Our dry eye clinic employs advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies such as Lipiview and Lipiflow devices and is an area of focus regarding clinical research. The surgical center is also on the forefront of technology and employs Intralase and excimer refractive lasers, as well as modern cataract technologies including LenSx femtosecond cataract surgery, the ORA with Verifeye+ system, as well as phakic and multifocal IOL’s.

Associated Eye Care exists to provide high quality, extensive eye care to the Eastern Twin Cities metropolitan area and to patients of all ages through a multi-specialty, integrated care approach. We treat each patient with respect, dignity, kindness, and compassion and strive to continuously understand their needs and exceed their expectations of quality eye care. We are recognized by patients, primary care physicians, ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, and patients as a leading group of high integrity eye care professionals.

Program Objectives/Design:

Research and Educational Opportunities:

The resident will participate in and attend all continuing education events sponsored by Associated Eye Care as well as attending state and national optometric events. A stipend is provided to help with associated expenses. The resident has full access to any of the material or services provided at the College. This includes the library and media production department. Associated Eye Care is a national research center for glaucoma, dry eye, allergy, ocular infection, and ocular inflammation as well as surgical procedures and devices. The residents will participate in these studies throughout the program year and will prepare a project/paper/poster of publishable quality. They will also be asked to participate in case studies and journal reviews as assigned by Associated Eye Care some of which will be in conjunction with the Minnesota chapter of the American Academy of Optometry.

Salary and Benefits:

Materials and Further Information

Jacob Lang O.D., F.A.A.O.

2950 Curve Crest Blvd West.

Stillwater, MN 55082

jlang@associatedeyecare.com


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Optometric Residency: How to Apply

Application materials for the residency program can be obtained by contacting:

Jacob. R. Lang, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Coordinator, Residency Program
Associated Eye Care

jlang@associatedeyecare.com

2950 Curve Crest Blvd West
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 275 -3000

How to Apply

Too apply to Associated Eye Care’s Optometric Residency Program, please do the following:

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In addition, you will need to be prepared to provide the following additional materials:

Online Application

Please proceed to ORMatch to complete the official application process. Associated Eye Care’s ORMatch number is 31424.

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