Residency training is becoming an increasingly important aspect of optometric training. A post-OD residency program significantly advances a graduate’s preparation as an eye-care provider and provides additional experiences in instruction and scholarship. Many schools and colleges of optometry now require advanced practice residency training as a basic prerequisite for new clinical faculty.
The Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency program is intended to promote the practice and development of the field of Pediatric Optometry by providing incentive and support to sustain talented optometric residents who demonstrate a passion and commitment to practice, research, and education in the field of children’s vision. A goal of this program is to invest in the evolution of the field of pediatric optometry, particularly but not limited to the application of soft contact lenses for children’s vision disorders, by providing opportunities for future practitioners, educators, and researchers.
The Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency award is $2,750, part of which is in the form of a $750 travel fellowship to attend the 2017 annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) in Chicagio; where each recipient will spend volunteer time at the AAOF exhibit booth and be presented an award plaque at the annual AAOF Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, October 14th.
Two awards will be granted to optometrists currently serving in a 2016 -17 academic year calendar advanced practice pediatric/vision therapy residency program through a North-American school or college of optometry may apply. Anyone who has yet to begin a residency for the 2017 – 18 academic year calendar is ineligible.
Applicant must be a member of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO); whether as a student, candidate, or Fellow. To learn more , visit the AAO website: www.aaopt.org/student (for student membership information) and www.aaopt.org/becoming (for candidates).
Any optometrist entering or continuing in an accredited (Council on Optometric Education) pediatric/vision therapy residency.
This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.
American Optometric Foundation
American Acedemy of Optometry
6110 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (321) 319-4860