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John D. Dingell VAMC Health Care System Residency

Type: Ocular Disease Optometry

Area of Emphasis: Anterior Segment and Retina

Number of Positions: 2

Location: John Dingell VAMC, Detroit, MI

Mission: The hospital-based optometry residency at John D. Dingell VAMC Health Care System will 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. This residency will equip the resident with the necessary tools for lifelong learning, thereby enabling advanced-level competency throughout his or her professional career. The residency will provide the professional and clinical foundation for the resident’s future contributions to the profession of optometry, and provides extensive experience in the interdisciplinary clinical care of patients with systemic health problems. The residency serves to sharpen the management skills of the post-graduate optometrist in dealing with specific ocular diseases. The program offers the opportunity for scholarly pursuits, including student teaching, clinical research, and oral and written presentations.

 Residency Supervisor:

Jaime Zadoff, OD, FAAO
4646 John R
Detroit, MI  48201
(313) 576-1000 x65742
Fax: (313) 576-1002
[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]