Take the first step in finding and joining a residency program

Participants in residency programs have the opportunity to gain real-world experience while actually earning an income. You’ll encounter a variety of cases, put your years of study and classwork to the test and discover challenging situations that your time in optometry school couldn’t prepare you to take on.

Preparing for a residency program can yield a lot of questions as you are about to enter a world of intense training. Below is a current list of directors of residency programs.

Directors of Residency Programs:

Bruce Morgan, O.D.
Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry
1124 S. State St.
MCO 231
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Janice Jurkus, O.D., MBA
Illinois College of Optometry
3241 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

Don W. Lyon, O.D., M.S.
Indiana University School of Optometry
800 E. Atwater
Bloomington, IN 47405

Juan Galarza, O.D.
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry
118 Eleanor Roosevelt St.
San Juan, PR  00919-1049

Douglas Hoffman, O.D.
New England College of Optometry Division of Clinical Science
1255 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02215

Wesley J. DeRosier, O.D., M.Sc., FAAO
Northeastern State University, College of Optometry
1001 N. Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464

Lori Vollmer, O.D., FAAO
Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry
3200 S. University Dr.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328

Shital Mani, O.D., FAAO,
Off-Campus Programs;
Michael Rebar, O.D.,
On-Campus Programs
Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Overrun from previous address?
Elkins Park Campus
8360 Old York Rd.
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Kenneth Eakland, O.D.
Pacific University College of Optometry
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Diane T. Adamczyk, O.D., FAAO
State University of New York State College of Optometry
33 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036-8003

Judy Wai Han Tong, O.D., FAAO
Southern California College of Optometry
2575 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

Cheryl E. Ervin, O.D.
Southern College of Optometry
1245 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

Dawn J. Goedde, O.D.
Ohio State University, College of Optometry
338 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1280

Lisa L. Schifanella, O.D., M.S.
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Optometry
1716 University Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35294-0010

Christina S. Wilmer, O.D., FAAO,
Affiliated Programs;
A. Mika Moy,
On-Campus Program
University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry
Tang Eye Center
2222 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-2020

Karen Fern, O.D.
University of Houston College of Optometry
505 J. Davis Armistead Bldg.
Houston, TX 77204-6052

Vinita A. Henry, O.D., FAAO
University of Missouri, St. Louis, College of Optometry
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121


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