Future Students & Residents | Academic Programs

The Vision Center of West Phoenix

Program Site:

The Vision Center of West Phoenix



Application Deadline

February 1

Program Coordinator/Contact:

Roger Juarez, O.D.
The Vision Center of West Phoenix  
9515 W. Camelback Rd., Suite 110
Phoenix, AZ 85037  

  Telephone: (623) 937-1655
 E-Mail: rjuarez@tvcaz.com


Mission Statement

The Primary Care Optometry Residency Program at The Vision Center of West Phoenix (TVC) seeks to attract highly qualified optometric graduates to receive advanced clinical training in primary care (comprehensive vision exams) and medical eye exams (ocular disease diagnosis and management). The residency program incorporates patient care of a minority community with didactic education, scholarly activity, direct interaction with other health care providers, and community service. These residency components promote advanced skills and knowledge in primary eye care. Residents completing the program will gain the necessary experience to pursue primary care professional opportunities requiring an advanced level of training.

Description of Program

Patient care includes approximately 25% medical eye exams with 5% specialty services and 70% comprehensive vision exams. Patients range from children to geriatric with a large percentage of minority patients.
Residents should be interested in advancing their level of care and looking for a leadership role in a minority community.

Length of Program: 54 weeks
Starting date of program: July 1
Cost of tuition to resident/graduate student: None
Salary /Stipend: $35,000 Salary / $3,000 Professional Stipend
Curriculum requirements in hours: 40-45 hours per week including Saturday hours and on call hours
Date Program Established: 2015
  1. Professional Liability Insurance
  2. Vacation
  3. Paid Sick leave
  4. Travel Allowance
  5. Approved Scholarly Activity Expenses

Accreditation Status

Accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-991-4100.

Educational Opportunities

Direct patient care, clinic attending, didactic (case review conferences, continuing education, self-study time), and scholarship activities. Lead discussion of clinical peer-reviewed publications with optometric interns.

Teaching Responsibilities

Limited interaction with optometric interns.

Scholarly Activity

The resident will participate in a research project, complete a paper of publishable quality, and/or present (poster or paper) at a local, regional, or national meeting.
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Interest
  3. Official Optometry School Transcripts
  4. Doctor of optometry degree (OD) from an Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) accredited school or college of optometry
  5. Arizona Optometry license (within 60 days after beginning residency program)
  6. Two letters of Recommendation from clinical faculty
  7. One letter of recommendation from service/volunteer related program
  8. Personal Interview

To apply for these positions please apply through ORMatch