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Battle Creek VAMC Residency

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Type: Ocular Disease

Number of Positions: 2

Location: Battle Creek, MI

Mission: The mission of this Veterans Administration optometry residency program is to provide post doctorate clinical experiences resulting in advanced competency in the evaluation, treatment and management of a wide variety of ocular conditions, with a special emphasis on ocular disease. Further, this program provides experience in the interdisciplinary clinical care of patients with systemic health problems. Interactions with the disciplines of laboratory medicine, internal medicine, ophthalmology, and radiology enhance the resident’s knowledge of systemic disease and its many ocular manifestations. It also serves to sharpen the management skills of the resident in dealing with specific ocular diseases. Lastly, the optometry residency program offers the opportunity for scholarly pursuits. These include student teaching, written case reports, and oral presentations.

Residency Supervisor

Molly McGinty-Tauren, OD, FAAO
Battle Creek VAMC
Optometry Clinic 123
5000 Armstrong Road
Battle Creek, MI 49015
(269) 966-5600 x32451
Fax: (269) 223-6502
[email protected]

Program Information

Health Professions Trainees (HPTs) are appointed as temporary employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs. As such, HPTs are subject to laws, policies, and guidelines posted for VA staff members. There are infrequent times in which this guidance can change during a training year which may create new requirements or responsibilities for HPTs. If employment requirements change during the course of a training year, HPTs will be notified of the change and impact as soon as possible and options provided. The VA Training Director for your profession will provide you with the information you need to understand the requirement and reasons for the requirement in a timely manner.

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All MCO optometric residency programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, 243 N Lindberg Blvd. St. Louis, MO, and can be contacted at [email protected]