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Residency Programs


The road ahead is ready for you.

Residency programs at the Illinois College of Optometry offer post-graduate training for those interested in careers in clinical practice or optometric education. Historically, between 25 and 30 percent of ICO students participate in a residency program post-graduation. Residents gain advanced competency in eye care through education, scholarship and patient care. Such experience provides ICO grads with the expertise and confidence needed to treat complex and unusual clinical patients.

We can help find the right residency for you. Explore our on and off campus options:

On-Campus Residencies

Affiliate Residencies

To Apply

All ICO and affiliated residency programs use Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch) to fill their positions. To apply, please submit the following to the relevant residency coordinator listed on each .pdf:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript from your school

Please check the individual programs for additional requirements. Applications are open now, and close January 15, 2016.  

For more information about ICO’s residency programs, please contact the program coordinator of each residency, or ICO’s Residency Director, Dr. Janice Jurkus.