Optometric Residency Program
The Optometric Residency Program at Berkeley Optometry and its affiliate programs seek to recruit and admit the best-qualified postgraduate optometrists. Our aim is to provide advanced clinical education and concentrated clinical experience in specialty areas of optometry in an institutional or hospital-based setting.
This mentored educational and clinical experience will prepare optometrists for lifelong scholarship in patient care, education, and optometric leadership.
The Residency Program will:
- Improve the resident's proficiency and clinical competency in delivering quality eye care.
- Train the resident to become an effective educator.
- Enhance the resident's didactic knowledge of clinical eye care.
- Develop the resident's ability to critically and comprehensively review the literature, and to present that knowledge in both oral and written form.
Our Residency Program offers both on-campus and affiliate programs.
Comments from Residents
Some of our residents have provided commentaries about the important benefits of their residency experience - see Comments from Residents.
Also see the article in the Spring 2006 issues of Berkeley Optometry Focus:
"A Look into the Life of a Contact Lens Resident at Berkeley Optometry."