This 54 week Residency Program will provide extensive clinical experience in the theory and clinical application of contact lenses. Participation in advanced contact lenses and corneal physiology instruction, research, and rotation through refractive surgery and ophthalmology clinics will be included in this program. Contact lens practice management will be emphasized with the assistance of experienced and reputable adjunct faculty. The resident will assist with direct patient care and the teaching of student interns. Other responsibilities include on-call and attending and/or lecturing at seminars. This position will report to the Program Coordinator.
All applicants selected for admission must sign a standard employment contract. Standard University benefits and continuing education funding apply. A criminal background check is required by the state of Missouri.
A participant in qualified residency program should be in the advantageous position of being able to select among several career opportunities in optometry. Schools and colleges of optometry, Veterans Affairs Hospitals, HMO'S, industry and private settings generally prefer hiring an O.D. who has completed a clinical residency program.
Length of program: 54 weeks
Starting Date of Program: On or about July 1
Salary/Stipend: Approximately $36,500/year
Benefits (if applicable): 1) Health insurance
2) Professional liability insurance
3) Life insurance
4) Dental insurance
Expected weekly hours: 40 hours
Completion Acknowledgement: Certificate
Requirements for Completion:Completion of the 54 weeks of residency
Attending the assigned clinic services
Working with the Coordinator of Emergency Services
Attending the advanced contact lens seminars and lectures
Presenting once a semester at the college's grand rounds or three total
Presenting required seminars to fourth year students
The University of Missouri?St. Louis (UMSL, commonly pronounced ""uhm-suhl"") is one of four universities in the University of Missouri System. Established in 1963, it is the newest university in the UM System, it is the largest university by enrollment in the St. Louis area with 16,809 students. UMSL's campus is located on the former grounds of the Bellerive Country Club in Saint Louis County, Missouri, United States, within the municipalities of Bellerive, Bel-Nor and Normandy. Additional facilities are located at the former site of Marillac College. UMSL is proud of its motivated, active student body, which consists of over 13,000 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate and professional degree seeing students. UMSL is home to 1,447 faculty members who deliver 54 bachelor's degree programs, 37 master's degree programs, 15 doctoral degree programs and the only professional degree in optometry in Missouri. UMSL provides 24 graduate certificate programs and two education specialist programs. Express Scripts, is the largest corporation in the country, has its headquarters located on a college campus. Express Scripts has 2,500 employees working on the UMSL campus.