VA BOSTON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Ocular Disease/Primary Care
RESIDENCY CO-DIRECTORS: Dr. Emily Carell at West Roxbury campus; Dr. Tak Chau at Boston campus; Dr. Kevin Toolin at Brockton campus.
The VA Boston Residency Program was started in 1979 which makes it one of the oldest Optometry residency programs in existence. The program has expanded over the years and now consists of 9 total residents, spread out in three different campuses in and around the greater Boston area. We are affiliated with The New England College of Optometry and have a large network of dozens and dozens of past residents practicing over the country and the world.
Develop the residents’ diagnostic and patient management skills in the care of patients with visual problems, ocular disease and ocular manifestations of systemic disease in a hospital based setting
Support the emergency room and respond to emergent consultations
Develop the residents’ ability to function as a member of a health care team through participation in an interdisciplinary health delivery system
Participate in on call off hours emergency eye care coverage
Rotate through ophthalmological clinics (Cornea, Glaucoma, Retina and Uveitis through the VA; Retina through Beth Israel; Post op cataract care at OCB; advanced contact lens at BostonSight)
Complete didactic portion of the program: literature review, two CE formal lectures, presentation at AAO, informal care reports, publishable quality manuscript
Annual Leave: 13 days
Sick Leave: 13 days
Salary: $38,500 – adjusted yearly
Health insurance and life insurance
Liability insurance is not needed (Covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act)
HOW TO APPLY
The residency starts on July 1stand runs through June 30thyearly.
Applicants must be US Citizens.
Complete the application through the National Matching Service at www.natmatch.com/ormatch. The deadline is January 31, 2018.
Submit cover letter, CV, NBEO scores, official transcript and 3 letters of recommendation to application coordinator.
James Aylward, OD, FAAO
Associated Chief, Optometry Section
VA Boston Healthcare System
Optometry, Mail Code 112
940 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301