PEDIATRIC OPTOMETRY RESIDENCY POSITION
||Indiana University School of Optometry
800 E. Atwater Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-3680
||Don W. Lyon, OD
|Director of Residencies
||Don W. Lyon, OD
|Number of Positions
|Length of Program
||$32,000 plus benefits
Insurance: medical, dental, life (plan booklets)
Indiana University classes fee courtesy
Retirement (10% of salary contributed by IU)
Tax saver benefit
Full liability insurance coverage
|Weekly hours of effort expected
||50+ hours including Saturdays, some Wednesday evenings and on call
OD degree from an accredited school or college of optometry
Indiana optometry license
|Uses ORMS Matching Service
|Additional Application Materials
||See How to Apply
The Pediatric Service Residency Program is a 53 week program designed to provide intensive clinical, teaching, and research experience in binocular vision, vision training, visual information processing, and pediatric care (including infant vision). The resident will have the opportunity to work with the diverse population at our three clinic locations in Bloomington and Indianapolis. Learning techniques in electrodiagnostic testing (both ERG and VEP), pediatric low vision, multidisciplinary evaluation of learning problems, pediatric contact lenses, and pediatric ophthalmology are all available through this residency. The resident will also be trained in clinical teaching and research and have the opportunity to take graduate courses. The program can be tailored to fit the interest of the resident.
Goals and Resident Responsibilities
1. The residency program will be a 53 week program, and the minimum amount of time to be devoted to clinical work will be 4 days per week. This clinical work will consist primarily of clinical consulting with student interns (2.5 days per week) and independent patient care (1.5 days per week). At least 85 percent of the clinical time must be in the Pediatric Service specialty, with the additional time determined in consultation with an advisor. Teaching and other requirements will fill the remainder of the week.
2. An advisor will be appointed from the BV/Peds clinical staff to assist the resident in activities related to the program. The advisor will act as an advocate for the resident and will provide ongoing guidance to the resident during the program.
3. At least one half day per week will be designated for independent direct patient care. (During spring semester, the resident could potentially have a whole day of independent patient care at the Indianapolis Eye Care Center and a half day at the Community Eye Care Center per week.) It is expected that these patients will require specialized care and expertise appropriate for a resident-in-training.
4. Clinical patient care and teaching will be divided between Indianapolis and Bloomington clinics.
5. The resident will attend BV/Peds Service monthly staff meetings and will be expected to participate in policy and program decisions which are under consideration by the BV/Peds Service.
6. A paper of publishable quality will be written prior to and as a condition of the completion of the residency program. This paper can be a report of original clinical research, case reports, or a literature review, and will be written with the assistance of the residency advisor. It is expected that this paper will be submitted to a scholarly journal for publication.
7. The resident will be licensed to practice optometry in the state of Indiana within 3 months of entry into the residency program.
8. The resident will supply approximately 20 half days of supervision to professional students in the annual elementary school vision screening program in Bloomington and surrounding areas during the fall semester. This responsibility includes on-site supervision of students performing clinical testing and assisting the director of the school screenings (Dr. Don Lyon) with completion of necessary paperwork. The clinical staff of the BV/Peds Service will provide advisory assistance when needed.
Please contact Dr. Lyon(the Pediatric Optometry Residency Coordinator or the school's Director of Residencies.