College of Optometry

Residencies

 

Post-graduate residency programs prepare optometrists for careers in clinical practice and professional education. Programs begin in July, pay monthly stipends, and award Certificates of Completion. The Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch) and the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) are important resources if you apply for a residency. If you have any questions about any of our residency programs please contact Julie Dekinder, O.D., Director of Residency Programs. Please download the Residency Brochure. All programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE).

Residency Programs

Residency programs prepare graduates for careers in clinical practice and clinical education. Programs begin in July, pay monthly stipends, and award Certificates of Completion. Residency programs available are:

-College of Optometry Residency Programs

  1. Pediatric Optometry / Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation
  2. Cornea and Contact Lenses

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-Affiliated Residency Programs

  1. Pediatric Optometry at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics - Kansas City
  2. Ocular Disease/Low Vision Rehabilitation at the Kansas City VA Medical Center
  3. Primary Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center
  4. Primary Care at the St. Louis VA Medical Center
  5. Primary Care at Marion VA Medical Center