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Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Residency in Primary Eye Care Optometry I | Refractive & Ocular Surgery with emphasis in Ocular Diseases and Geriatric Optometry, Walla Walla, WA

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Sponsor: Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Administration Medical Center, Walla Walla, Washington

Mission: The Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) of Walla Walla, Washington in partnership with Pacific University of Oregon College of Optometry (PUCO) of Forest Grove, Oregon, and Pacific Cataract & Laser Institute (PCLI) of Kennewick, Washington have jointly developed a one-year residency program in optometry. The fundamental mission of this training program is to provide qualified post-doctoral practitioners with a structured educational experience which will deepen their development into exceptional optometric clinicians in the areas of primary care, ocular disease, geriatrics and surgical co-management. Upon completion of the residency, the doctor will emerge with enhanced clinical skills, knowledge, and experience which elevate him/her beyond entry-level practice, thus making residents suitable candidates for optometry positions in VHA optometry, co-management and/or multidisciplinary settings.

Program Goals:

  • Strengthen resident’s primary care management skills.
  • Enhance resident’s capacity to provide outstanding care to elderly patients.
  • Increase knowledge and skill in co-management of medical-surgical eye conditions.
  • Stimulate in the resident an appreciation for scholarly activity and life-long learning.

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