Omni Residency Program: Residency in Ocular Disease/Co-Management
Description Of Program
This program stresses advanced diagnostic and management skills in all areas of ocular disease. The patient population is referred primarily by local optometrists for secondary or tertiary care. The resident works closely with the Optometric and Medical staff.
The mission of the OMNI Eye Specialists' Residency in Ocular Disease/Co-management is to provide a post-graduate educational program of advanced clinical training, as well as planned didactic, instructional and scholarly activities in topics including: ocular surface disease, glaucoma, retina, neuro-ophthalmic disease, oculoplastics, post-op care and other co-management topics. The education provided the resident shall be centered upon clinical case management activities occurring in an environment of collegial preceptorship of the resident by faculty members who are able and willing to deliver the most appropriate level of care to a diagnostically diverse population of patients. It is also the purpose of this residency to encourage the resident to participate in education, lifelong learning and to be a leader in the profession.
Postgraduate level lectures and seminars on topics related to ocular disease will be provided. The resident will participate in the Salus University Residents Program. The resident shall attend at least four OMNI sponsored continuing education courses. The resident will attend a national continuing education conference and attend at least 12 hours of courses. The resident will have the opportunity to attend special lectures on selected topics weekly.
The resident participates in the clinical education of fourth year externs from several colleges of Optometry, by providing weekly lectures/clinical labs, supervising externs and assessing clinical skills.
The residency curriculum outlines a requirement for the resident to either participate in clinical research activities or present a poster at a national continuing education conference. The resident is also required to produce a publishable paper which can be submitted to a refereed journal.
On Call Responsibilities
The resident will be required to be on call starting the third month of the residency (September). The resident will take call for one week each month, including one holiday weekend. The resident will always have a backup call person that they can call or page at any time to assist in emergency patients, the entire year.
Length Of Program: 13 Months
Required Number Of Hours Per Week: 50
Starting Date: July 1
Ending Date: July 31 Of Following Year
Number Of Positions: 1
Compensation Level: $45,000 For 13 Months
- Professional Liability Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- 2 Weeks Of Leave (Sick Or Vacation)
- 1 Week Ce Leave
- $1000 Stipend For Ce/Professional Dues.
Optometry School Affiliation: Salus University (Pco)
Director of Residencies at Salus: Shital Mani, OD, Faao
Instructions For Applicants Apply To OMNI Residency
- The application deadline for the OMNI residency is February 1. All supporting documents must be received no later than February 15. The residency program begins July 1. All information must also be submitted to ORMatch matching service by January 31.
- Applications will be considered incomplete unless:
- All items on the application form are completed as accurately as possible.
- The application form is signed and dated.
- We have received official copies of all National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) scores completed to date. Applicants must pass each part of the NBEO to be considered for the residency position.
- We are in receipt of official transcripts of all college and professional school grades.
- We have received the required three letters of recommendation.
- Three letters of recommendation are required from individuals familiar with the applicant’s professional abilities and academic performance. It is the applicant’s responsibility that these three letters be submitted as soon as possible. They should be addressed to Dr. Jazzmon Nguedjo.
- The selection committee for the OMNI Baltimore Residency will invite those candidates who appear best qualified on the basis of credentials submitted for a personal interview. Clinical competency will be evaluated during the interview process. The selection committee will submit a list of candidates to ORMS in order of preference to participate in the official Optometric residency match.
- All applicants must obtain a Doctor of Optometry degree from a school or college Of Optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric association. Preference for admission will be given to individuals currently in their fourth professional year of Optometric education.