Residency Programs

Post Doctorate Residency Training

The Michigan College of Optometry is well known throughout the health care professions for graduating highly skilled Doctors of Optometry. However, some graduates wish to specialize in certain aspects of eye care which requires an additional year of clinical training in the desired specialty area. The Michigan College of Optometry offers nine post-doctoral residency programs. Dr. Alison Jenerou is the Director of Residencies.

Click here for an overview of each residency program. More detailed information is located below for each individual site.

How to Apply:

Applications are now open and close February 1st.

  1. Register with the Optometry Residency Match, ORMatch at by the ORMatch published deadline
  2. Fill out the Residency Application and submit to program supervisor. Please include the following with your application:
    1. Letter of Intent
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Official Transcripts from applicant’s school or college of optometry
    4. NBEO scores (copies can be sent; ORMatch will forward official scores)
    5. Copy of state license, if already licensed to practice optometry in any state
  3. Concurrently arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be forwarded to the program supervisor by February 1 (2 must be from clinical faculty)
  4. The program supervisor will contact the applicant to arrange for an interview


  • OD degree from an accredited school or college of optometry within the United States or Puerto Rico
  • Successful completion of NBEO examination
  • Able to obtain an optometry license in the state of the residency applied for

Selection Process

Selections are made by residency faculty or committee based on application materials and interview. 

Match Notification

Candidates will be notified of the match results by ORMatch on the date specified on the ORMatch website.  Within 10 days, the program supervisor will send a confirmation letter to matched candidates.