“A residency education is a extremely concentrated learning experience and they say that one year of residency is like 5 years out in the field.”
We all do it… We search and search the Internet for the best and most up to date information on a specific topic only to come up short, perplexed and frustrated! Today’s audio interview with Dr. McGovern of Northport VA will have you feeling just the opposite!
See the 3 interviews below…
Dr. McGovern really hit a home run with this interview on residencies, but he also went into the history of optometry AND why supporting organized optometry is so important.
Residencies are becoming more and more popular and hence are in great demand as optometry grows and this often leaves students wondering, full of questions.
Residencies are especially important if an optometry student desires to one-day work at a hospital or teaching institution and even some OD’s at average private practices are beginning to favor students who have completed a residency.
A residency education is a extremely concentrated learning experience and they say that one year of residency is like 5 years out in the field.
Some interesting numbers
– Last year there where 320 residency positions across the country for optometrists.
– There where 189 programs to fill these 320 positions.
– Last year there where 1400 students to graduate with OD degrees.
In this interview, Dr. McGovern discusses
– Why residencies are becoming more important in our profession
– A list of every type of residency available
– Tips to help a student get the edge to earn a residency spot
– The pros and cons of doing a residency
– What residency specialties are most popular and why
– What is a “week in the life” of a residency student at Northport VA?
– Accredited vs. non accredited residencies
– The history of optometry, where we came from as a profession
– Why supporting our profession and organized optometry is so important
The team here at OptometryStudents.com and Dr. McGovern really hopes that this interview on residencies is insightful and answers all of your questions.
Yet if you have more questions, post them in the comments and we will get back to you ASAP.
HISTORY OF OPTOMETRY INTERVIEW
ORGANIZED OPTOMETRY INTERVIEW