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PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Charles Kinnaird, OD
RESIDENCY DIRECTOR: Janice Jurkus, OD, MBA
NUMBER OF POSTIONS: 3
PROGRAM DATES: July 1-June 30
Our program offers extensive exposure to the management of ocular disease ranging from medical / surgical through and including low vision rehabilitation. JBVAMC is affiliated with the Illinois College of Optometry and the University of Illinois Medical School.
The ocular disease program at Jesse Brown is located in a joint optometry/ophthalmology eye clinic with shared facilities and equipment. The clinic has twelve general examining rooms, two visual field rooms with threshold and kinetic instruments, a minor suite for surgery, laser (argon & krypton, YAG, SLT) rooms, photogra¬phy room, electrodiagnosis / ultrasonography & retinal topography suite, eye library, offices, and a conference room. Full scope optometric and ophthalmologic ser¬vices are provided by seven O.D.’s, three VA opto¬metry residents, four optometry students, seven attending ophthalmologists, two ophthalmology fellows, three ophthalmology residents, and consulting ophthalmology professors from the University of Illinois, Dept. of Ophthalmology. Residents provide routine eye examinations, visual field interpretation, ultrasonography, complete digital imaging (including OCT, digital fluorescein angiography and fundus photography), experience with ocular prostheses, and ultrasonography (both posterior segment as well as UBM). Residents gain contact lenses experience with keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, aphakia, corneal trauma, s/p PKP, s/p PRK or LASIK and anisometropia , and have access to a variety of gas permeable, hybrid and soft lens diagnostic fitting sets including: Synergeyes KC, A and Clearkone, Dynaintralimbal standard and post-graft, Rose K and Rose K 2, Soper, Cooper Prosthetic and Aphakic lenses, and standard RGP, bitoric and reverse geo lens kits with extensive parameters and power availability.
The low vision part of the program at Hines Hospital is located in the Central Blind Rehabilitation Center. There the optometry residents func¬tion to direct the clinical low vision services that are offered to veterans. It is based on a multidisciplinary team approach to rehabilitation, where veterans are provided train¬ing with the intent of allowing adjustment to disability and reentry into community life. In addition to the inpatient services an Outpatient Clinic provides low vision rehabilitation services for both partially sighted and legally blind veterans located in the Chicago area.
Clinical conferences, seminars, and rounds take place at JBVAMC, University of Illinois Dept. of Ophthalmology, and the Illinois Eye Institute at the Illinois College of Optometry. The resident is expected to attend weekly optometric conferences at JBVAMC, and participates in bi-monthly glaucoma & neuro-ophthalmology rounds, monthly retinal rounds and weekly Grand Rounds at UIC Dept. of Ophthalmology.
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A Lifetime Service Award will be presented to Robert L. Fait, OD, ‘68. He has founded a private practice and several companies, including Genix Pharmaceuticals, Pentech Pharmaceuticals and Eye Care Wisconsin, which contracts vision care to HMO's and IPA's. Since 1982, Dr. Fait has been supporting independent practitioners through Wisconsin Vision Associates, a fully authorized contact lens distributor and buying group that he founded to provide tools to help lower the cost of optical supplies. Dr. Fait is a member of ICO's Board of Trustees and has served in many other leadership positions throughout his career, including nine years on ICO's Alumni Council.
Mark K. Colip, OD, '92, vice president for student, alumni and college development at ICO, will receive the Alumnus of the Year Award. Dr. Colip’s leadership and 20 year commitment to the college has resulted in significant improvements including a highly selective admissions process, superior retention rates, expanded student life amenities and scholarships, and the establishment of ICO's Communications and Media Center. Most recently he has been instrumental in the achievement of increasingly successful fundraising outcomes which will benefit the program for years to come.
The Young Alumnus of the Year Award will be presented to Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD, ‘04. He is the president and owner of Bright Eyes Family Vision Care, in Tampa, Florida, as well as a leading voice in optometry on topics including social media and practice management. Dr. Bonilla-Warford is also a member of the social media committee of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and is chair of the Florida Optometric Association's Children's Vision Committee.
The Excellence in Education Award will be presented to Leonard V. Messner, OD, FAAO, a 1984 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Messner is the vice president for patient care services at ICO and executive director of the Illinois Eye Institute. As a professor at ICO, Dr. Messner has been awarded Teacher of the Year by students each year for the last 18 years. He is considered an expert in the areas of retina-vitreous and neuro-ophthalmic disorders and, as such, has authored numerous professional pieces and lectured across the world.
Millicent L. Knight, OD ’87 will receive the Professional Achievement Award. She is the owner of North Shore Eye Center and Integrative Eye & Wellness Centers, both located in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Knight was selected as the Key Legislative Person of the Year award in 2006 and the Optometrist of the Year award in 2011 by the Illinois Optometric Association. She has served on the National Advisory Eye Council of the National Eye Institutes, on the Illinois Licensing and Disciplinary Committee of the Illinois State Board, and served 12 years on ICO's Board of Trustees. Dr. Knight was recently recognized as one of Vision Monday's "2012 Most Influential Women in Optical" for her mentoring work with students and practitioners.
Casey L. Hogan, OD, FAAO, ‘97 will receive the Humanitarian Award for her service and leadership to enrich the lives of those in her community. Dr. Hogan has served on the board of Special Olympics Chicago for the past six years. She is actively involved in the development and organization of fundraising activities for both Special Olympics and the Chicago Police Memorial Fund. Dr. Hogan also founded the South Michigan Avenue Merchant’s Association and served as its president from 2005-2009.
Alcon will receive the Distinguished Friend Award in recognition of its partnership with ICO, which has helped to support and enhance educational programming and patient care services at the college. As a strategic partner of the college, Alcon has demonstrated outstanding support of continuing education programs and ICO’s Practice Opportunities Symposium, which provides professional resources and networking opportunities for students, faculty and alumni.
Focus on Your Future
July 15-19, 2013
Focus on Your Future is a weeklong program aimed at introducing ICO and the profession of optometry to underrepresented minority undergraduates. Participants will be meet ICO staff, faculty, students and alumni, and get to know the wonderful city of Chicago. The program includes:
- Sample lectures of optometry courses
- Overview of the admissions process
- Career and leadership development
- Clinical exposure
- Student and OD panels
Participants are housed at no charge in ICO's Residential Complex, located across the street from the college. At the end of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion.
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Open to underrepresented minorities who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program either in their first, second or third year. We will also accept applications for students who are enrolled in a community college, post-baccalaureate or graduate program. There is no cost to participate in this program. Participants are only responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation to and from ICO.
We've extendend our application deadline. If you're submitting online, all materials must be in by Monday, April 8. If you're submitting by mail, your application must by postmarked by this date.
Students interested in the program must submit the following:
- Online Application
- Completed application & Pre-Optometry Coursework Sheet
- One page personal statement describing your interest in participating in the program and your motivation to pursue optometry
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- One academic letter from a faculty member or advisor
- Optional: 2x2 photo
Applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than Friday, May 3.
For questions about the Focus on Your Future, please contact:
Teisha Johnson, MS
Director of Admissions/Marketing
Illinois College of Optometry
3241 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
RESIDENCY DIRECTOR: Janice Jurkus, OD, MBA
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1
PROGRAM DATES: The program begins in July of each year and runs for 54 weeks. An orientation is provided in the first week of the program.
- The program is directed by David R. Hardten, MD and Marlane J. Brown, OD.
- Dr. Brown is the director of optometric services and does specialty contact lens fitting, pre- and postoperative care as well as primary care optometry.
- The residency was formally accredited in 1999 and is affiliated with the Illinois College of Optometry.
- The ophthalmologists are consultative as well as active clinicians:
- Drs. Lindstrom, Hardten, Davis and Reeves are subspecialty trained in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery.
- Drs. Samuelson, Lindstrom, and Riedel are subspecialty trained in glaucoma.
- Drs. Lipham and Melicher are fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeons.
- The optometrists in the group include Scott Hauswirth, Ahmad Fahmy, Mona Fahmy, and Noumia Cloutier-Gill.
About the Phillips Eye Institute
Minnesota Eye Consultants Residency in Corneal and Refractive Eye Care Mission
OBJECTIVE 2: The resident will perform mentored clinical care services of patients undergoing surgical refractive correction, involving pre-operative assessment and post operative management of the following types of cases.
- Lasik, Lasek, and Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
- Phakic IOLs
- Multifocal and accommodative IOLs
- Refractive Lensectomy
- Conductive Keratoplasty
OBJECTIVE 3: The resident will perform mentored clinical care services of patients with corneal problems involving medical management, and when appropriate, pre-operative assessment and/ or post-operative management of the following types of cases.
- Penetrating keratoplasty
- Genetic corneal dystrophies
- Fuch’s dystrophies
- Corneal laceration
- Corneal injuries
- Infectious keratitis
- Band keratopathy
OBJECTIVE 4: The resident will perform mentored clinical care services of patients with cataract and associated problems involving medical management, and when appropriate, pre-operative assessment and/ or post-operative management of the following types of cases.
- Age related cataract
- Traumatic cataracts
- Pseudoexfoliative cataracts
- Cataract with penetrating keratoplasties
- Cataract following refractive surgery
- Infection following cataract surgery
- Open angle glaucoma
- Narrow angle glaucoma
- Pseudoexfoliative glaucoma
- Cases requiring filtering procedures, including but not limited to trabeculectomy, shunts, and viscocanalostomies.
OBJECTIVE / OUTCOME 6
- The resident will attend at least one professional meeting during the year.
- The resident will present at least one poster or paper.
- The resident will prepare at least one publishable manuscript
OBJECTIVE / OUTCOME 7
- The resident will teach optometric attendees during the minifellowships held at this clinic
- The resident will participate and present in the quarterly journal ‘club’ meetings.
- The resident will participate in the ICO residents’ conferences held on the ICO campus in Chicago.
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PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Stephanie Klemencic, OD (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
RESIDENCY DIRECTOR: Janice Jurkus, OD, MBA
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 5
PROGRAM DATES: Accredited, 1 year program (53 weeks): July 1, 2012 – July 7, 2013
*July – mid-November in Primary Care and Emergency services residents perform direct patient care only. Mid-November – end of the program, residents’ will mainly precept students in the Primary Care and Emergency services, but maintain ½ day of direct patient care Primary Care throughout the year.
**Additional responsibility includes the on-call emergency service rotation, which occurs for a one-week period on a five week rotating basis with the other primary care and ocular disease residents at the Illinois Eye Institute. The resident is responsible for emergency eye care delivered at the Illinois Eye Institute both during and after hours.
Residents develop/enhance skills of an advanced diagnostic nature:
CRITERIA FOR COMPLETION
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A combined mission of the health care center translate to active duty military, their family members, military retirees and veterans are all receiving care at the facility. The health care center and its branch clinics ensure that nearly 40,000 Navy recruits transitioning through Naval Station Great Lakes each year are medically qualified. We care for nearly 67,000 eligible military and retiree beneficiaries each year and provide first-rate care to veterans throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. There are two residency positions offered at the FHCC; uniquely, both a military and a civilian position are offered.
Optometry Clinic at the West Campus
The optometry clinic on the West Campus is headed by an active duty Navy optometrist, who is supported by two civilian optometrists along with one active duty Navy optometry resident. The ophthalmology clinic is supported by two full- time civilian ophthalmologists and part-time consultants. The ophthalmology specialties available are vitreo-retina, neuro-ophthalmology, oculo-plastics, cornea and glaucoma. The merger of VA and DoD provides an opportunity for optometry to work closely with ophthalmology to provide supervision and a vast patient-base to facilitate an advanced clinical training environment in primary care and ocular disease. In addition, this program meets the unique mission of the Navy, VA and the FHCC.
MISSION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE RESIDENCY
The mission of this Residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at Federal Health Care Center is to provide advanced clinical competency and schol-arly development for the Navy and civilian post-graduate optometrists so that they can get the ultimate preparation to meet the mission of the Navy in all military settings.
To provide supervised clinical education experience, resident will:
- Examine a minimum of 1,500 patients in clinic either alone or in conjunction with optometry and/or ophthalmology supervisors during the course of the residency.
- See all stat consults to the clinic with optometry and/or ophthalmology supervisors during the course of the residency. Mini-mum of 50 stat consults need to be seen in 12 months.
- See at least 25 cases in which nutritional deficiencies are assessed based on clinical examination.
- Spend a minimum of 8 hours of clinical observation in each of the following clinics: neurology, cardiology (peripheral vascular lab) and primary care clinic.
- Maintain a log of patients seen in the ICO Meditrek system.
To advance their academic education and training, residents will:
- Present at grand rounds to Illinois College of Optometry students and faculty.
- Attend a national or regional optometric meeting and will be encouraged to do a clinical poster during residency.
- Produce a research paper, literature review or case report of publishable quality by the end of the program.
- Participate in monthly journal club discussions learning to critically review current ophthalmic literature in order to promote lifetime learning.
- Be encouraged to sit for the Advanced Competency in Medical Optometry examination. Prepare for the Academy of Optometry Fellowship oral boards to attain FAAO status.
- Maintain a log of scholarly schedule and a didactic activity log.
- Provide resident didactic education to support patient care he/she will attend weekly conference at ICO. Be provided a recommended reading list.
- Optometry residency completed in the first tour of Naval duty while still receiving officer salary. The civilian position is part of the DVA Medical Care Nationwide System Match. Gain knowledge from experienced optometrists and ophthalmologists.
- Become well-rounded through multi-disciplinary rounds.
- Manage emergent ocular disease cases with confidence and poise.
- Understand the meaning of practicing full-scope optometry. Interview for the residency coordinator position the following year (Navy only).
- Completion of most FAAO fellowship and ABO certification requirements. Instill a sense of preparedness for any solo billet moves.
ONE POSITION OPEN TO U.S. CITIZEN. ONE POSITION OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY NAVY OPTOMETRIST.
If interested please contact:
Navy Specialty Leader:
CAPT Penny Walter
Main Residency Coordinator:
Dr. Stuart Richer