Berkeley Optometry has an excellent track record for residency placements.  As the table below indicates, a comparison of successful placements versus the total number of applicants has been impressive.

What is a Residency?

One-year post-graduate mentored residency programs provide advanced clinical education in specialty areas of optometry at an institutional or hospital-based setting. These programs prepare optometrists for lifelong leadership and scholarship in patient care and education.

Residency Placement Success Rate

Graduating ClassTotal GraduatesApplicationsResidency PlacementsSuccess Rate% In Residencies
201863423481%54%
201757342985%51%
201660323094%50%
201561292483%39%

Residency Locations

Our 2018 graduates have been placed in the following residency programs.

Placement Locations


John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, MI
Kaiser Permanente – Seattle
Northern Navajo Medical Center, NM
State University of New York
Southern College of Optometry
University of California, Berkeley
University of Houston College of Optometry
VA Boston Healthcare System
VA Long Beach Healthcare System
VA Portland Health Care System
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
VA Providence Medical Center
VA San Diego Health Care System
VA San Francisco Medical Center
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System
VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center
West Los Angeles VA Health Care
Zuni Indian Hospital, NM