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Chillicothe VA Medical Center
Optometry Residency Program
Columbus VA/Chillicothe VA Optometry Residency Program
Ocular and Primary Care Optometry
Ocular Disease and Primary Care Optometry Program
Our training program is split equally between the Columbus and Chillicothe VA facilities
Participate in weekly OSU Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
Participate in weekly case reports/journal club
5-week didactic observation rotations in different specialty clinics around the VA facilities as well as local Columbus Ophthalmology practices
All residents attend the East West Eye Conference in Cleveland, Ohio with a poster presentation
Patient load is a minimum of 1200 patients during the year
TA labs at OSU College of Optometry for 2nd and 3rd year Optometry students
Diabetes, macular degeneration and glaucoma have a significant prevalence in our Optometry clinics
Low Vision experience/interaction with Blind Rehabilitation Programs
Summer/Fall of 4
th year: contact directors to relay interest and arrange for tours of facilities/meet staff February of match year: interview with program (interview lasts an entire day)
March of match year: program selection and match announcement
Letter of Intent
3 Letters of Recommendation
Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch) Link