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Ocular Disease (Cedar Springs) Residency

Program Site:

Cedar Springs Eye Clinic



Application Deadline

February 1

Program Coordinator/Contact:

Marcus Gonzales, O.D., F.A.A.O. 
Cedar Springs Eye Clinic  
Dallas, Texas 75219  
  Telephone: (214) 528-7354 
 E-Mail: mgonzales2@central.uh.edu

Mission Statement:

The Ocular Disease Residency Program at Cedar Springs Eye Clinic is a one-year post-doctoral, clinical training program in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease and ocular manifestations of systemic disease. The residency provides advanced competency in knowledge and clinical skills through a scholarly, didactic, and clinical curriculum to highly qualified optometric graduates. Residents completing the program are expected to provide an advanced level of clinical care in ocular disease.

Length of Program: 53 weeks
Starting date of program: June 22, 2020
Cost of tuition to resident/graduate student: None
Salary /Stipend: $38,000
Date Program Established: 2005
  1. Health benefits
  2. Retirement program
  3. Vacation
  4. Sick leave
  5. Financial support to professional meetings
  6. Institutional malpractice insurance
  7. Access to University courses, and continuing education offered by the College.

Accreditation Status:

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

Educational Opportunities:

Direct supervised patient care, as well as clinical attending experiences, will be completed at Cedar Springs Eye Clinic. The resident will participate in seminars and local optometric society continuing education meetings.

Teaching Responsibilities:

Teaching involves supervision of fourth year professional students. The resident will work closely with the clinic director and clinical externs.

Research Responsibilities:

The resident, under the guidance of the Program Coordinator, will create a lecture for students and publish case reports in Texas Optometric Association ENews. The resident will be encouraged to participate in poster and paper sessions at national optometric meetings.

Completion Requirements

  1. Deliver clinical services at a level which is satisfactory to the faculty, Program Coordinator, and the Director of Residency Programs.
  2. Maintain a record of patient names and associated information.
  3. Submit a abstract to the American Academy of Optometry Residents Day Program.
  4. Deliver one presentation to fourth year optometry externs.
  5. Complete 4 case reports for publication
  6. Successfully complete all teaching assignments.
  7. Attend required seminars and continuing education programs.
  8. Complete all required evaluations of faculty, program, Program Coordinator, and the exit evaluation.

Curriculum requirements in hours:

5 day work week between 43 to 47 hours per week

  1. Doctor of optometry degree (OD) from an Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) accredited school or college of optometry
  2. Two letters of reference from clinical faculty members
  3. Copy of all optometry transcripts
  4. Curriculum Vita and a letter of intent
  5. Pass all parts of the NBEO prior to the beginning of the residency
  6. A State of Texas Optometry license (completion of testing prior to beginning of program)

Application materials and procedures can be obtained by writing:

Karen D. Fern, O.D.
Chair of Residency Programs
University of Houston
College of Optometry
4901 Calhoun Rd. 
Houston , TX 77204-2020
 (713) 743-2175
  (713) 743-2046

Number of positions: 1

Application Deadline: February 1