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You must have passed NBEO Part III and ISE (if applicable) in order to begin an SCO affiliated residency program.
B. Applicant must have earned an O.D. degree, or will have earned such a degree by the time of matriculation from a school/college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education.
C. Applicant will furnish an official transcript from his/her school/college of optometry. An applicant should have a cumulative grade point average greater than 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in the professional optometric curriculum.
D. Applicant must pass all parts of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, all examinations required for Colorado licensure and furnish official transcripts when available. If accepted, the resident is expected to obtain a Colorado optometry license prior to the July 1.
E. Three letters of recommendation are required. It is requested that one of the letters come from someone outside the profession of optometry/ophthalmology.
F. A brief essay stating reasons for applying to this program.
G. If one of the finalists, you will be invited for a personal interview by the residency selection committee.
H. Children’s Hospital Colorado and Southern College of Optometry affirm that no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity at or affiliated with Southern College of Optometry on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, disability, or national origin.
The residency program is one calendar year in length from August 1 to July 31. The stipend is $40,000 and will be paid out on an every two week basis. Compensation is not contingent upon productivity of the resident.
A. The resident is required to deliver clinical services at a level which is satisfactory to the CHCO Residency Supervisor and SCO Director of Residency Programs. Approximately 40 hours per week will be assigned. After hours on-call assignments may be made on an as-needed basis.
B. The resident will be required to keep a record of patient contacts. Cases will be reviewed periodically by the Supervisor of the Residency Program and the Director of Residency Programs when appropriate.
C. The resident will be required to write a publication quality paper based on original research, literature review, or a clinical case.
D. The resident will be required to deliver an oral presentation at the annual Resident Weekend, held on the campus at SCO.
E. The resident will be expected to perform in a professional manner in the delivery of patient care services and to observe those proprieties of conduct and courtesies that are consistent with the rules and regulations governing the specific clinic locations and Southern College of Optometry.
F. The resident will be required to participate in and complete the requirements set forth in the curriculum.
G. Upon successful completion of the Residency Program, the Residency Supervisor and the Director of Residency Programs will recommend the granting of certification to the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Southern College of Optometry.
H. Any resident accepted for training can be dismissed, without receiving a certificate of completion, for infractions of the rules and regulations of Children's Hospital Colorado or Southern College of Optometry, or for any action which jeopardizes the safety of patients, personnel, or physical facilities.
A resident rotating through a hospital based (or similar) residency program must adhere to all facility policies and procedures, including but not limited to, receiving all required immunizations or showing appropriate medical documentation that he/she is in full medical compliance with required immunizations. In addition, if a resident cannot receive a flu or similar immunization due to potential allergic reaction, medical documentation must be made available to the Program Supervisor prior to the program's start date. A resident should receive the required immunizations provided by the facility when appropriate. Otherwise, any costs incurred will be the resident's responsibility. Any grievances should be submitted in writing to SCO's Director for Residency Programs utilizing the procedures found in the Residency Handbook.