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Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Residency in Primary Eye Care & Ocular Disease Optometry, Salem, OR

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Sponsor: VA Portland Health Care System, Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), Salem, Oregon

Mission: This one year program offers qualified Doctors of Optometry a residency experience in primary eye care at an advanced clinical level through direct participation in patient care to a predominantly geriatric population. While working as part of an interdisciplinary team, the resident will enhance his|her experience in diagnosing and managing ocular disease, ophthalmic manifestations of systemic disease, and low vision patients. The resident will also further his|her optometric knowledge by engaging in didactic and scholarly activities.

Program Goals:

  • Enhance the primary eye and vision care assessment and the management skills of the residents through significant broad-based clinical experience.
  • Foster the residents’ active participation as members of an interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Develop the residents’ skills as educators.
  • Encourage the residents’ pursuit of scholarly activities.

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