An optometric residency program is a planned program of post-optometric degree clinical education that is designed to advance significantly the optometric graduate's preparation as a provider of patient care services beyond entry level practice. An accredited residency must be a minimum of twelve months and must be composed of appropriately supervised clinical eye/vision care provided by the resident. A residency also includes a mix of self-directed learning, seminar participation, instructional experiences, and scholarship.
Residency Programs at the Rosenberg School of Optometry
The following residency programs are offered through the Rosenberg School of Optometry:
How to Apply for a Residency Position offered by the Rosenberg School of Optometry
Interested candidates should register with the Optometric Residency Matching Service (https://natmatch.com). This service not only matches candidates with programs, but also offers an application service that permits candidates to apply to multiple residency programs through their website. Please see the Matching Service website for instructions and deadlines.
In addition, candidates should directly contact the Program Coordinator for each program they wish to apply to. Program coordinators can provide candidates with additional information about specific programs, inform candidates of supplemental application materials that should be sent directly to the Coordinator, and assist in make arrangments for an interview. Interviews may be conducted in person or via telephone.
Learning More About Residencies
Students should begin thinking about their post-graduation plans early in their training. During their third professional year is a great time to begin planning for entry into a residency or graduate degree program.
A number of resources are available to assist students who are interested in learning more about residency programs. The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) website is highly recommended as one of the best places to learn about optometric residency programs. They have a very informative FAQ and a searchable directory of all optometric residency programs in the country.
For more information about residency programs available at the Rosenberg School of Optometry, and to learn more about postgraduate optometric training in general, please contact our Residency Director.
Dr Richard Trevino
Director of Residency Programs
Rosenberg School of Optometry
9725 Datapoint Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229