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Class of 2020 Residency Placements

2020 residents group featuring six women.

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Berkeley Optometry’s 2019-2020 on-site residents.

For the class of 2020, 32 students applied for post-graduation residencies and 28 were accepted. That’s a success rate of 88%! Congrats to all!

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.

A Tradition of Success

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.

Residency Locations

Our 2020 graduates have been placed in the following residency programs.

Placement Locations

Casey Eye Institute, Portland, OR
Center for Vision Development Optometry Inc., Pasadena, CA
Duke University, Durham, NC
Gallup Indian Medical Center, Gallup, NM
Havener Eye Institute, Columbus, OH
John D. Dingell VAMC Health Care System, Detroit, MI
San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Southern Arizona VA Health Care, Tucson, AZ
SUNY, State College of Optometry, New York, NY
UIW Rosenburg School of Optometry, San Antonio, TX
University Eye Center at Ketchum Health, Anaheim, CA
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
University of Houston, Houston TX
VA Central California Health Care System, Fresno, CA
VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Long Beach, CA
VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA
VA Portland Health Care System, Portland, OR
West Los Angeles VA Health Care, Los Angeles, CA