Dec 09, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Residency in Primary Care Optometry | Ocular Disease Optometry, Portland, OR

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Sponsor: VA Portland Health Care System, Portland, Oregon

Mission: This Primary Eye Care Optometric Residency is a one-year post-doctoral training program sponsored by the VA Portland Health Care System in Portland, Oregon, and is affiliated with Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. This residency programs offers qualified Doctors of Optometry an educational opportunity for exceptional and broad-based development as an optometric practitioner. The educational experience will concentrate on the delivery of primary eye and vision care to a predominantly outpatient Veteran population from Oregon and Southern Washington. Primary eye and vision care experiences include, but are not limited to, ocular [GN1] disease management, binocular vision, contact lenses, and low vision. Compassionate and individualized patient care is expected. An interdisciplinary approach to the delivery of health care will be cultivated, and full utilization of the medical center’s and University’s resources will be encouraged. Residents will also develop clinical didactic teaching skills.

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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