Purdue University – Ophthalmology Residency Program 2017

West Lafayette, Indiana

3 year program with a required Master’s degree (clinical or thesis).

Beginning date: 7-17-17.
Ending date 7-17-20.

This program is not participating in the VIRMP matching program.

This program is participating in the ORCA residency program.

General Information:

Purdue has a busy ophthalmology service with 2 faculty ophthalmologists (Jean Stiles and Wendy Townsend), 2 residents and 2 technicians. The residency is designed to ensure a well rounded ophthalmologist with good preparation to pass the ACVO board certification exam. The clinical Master’s degree requires that a basic statistics course be taken during the program. Other credit is given for research, clinical training and didactic training within the specialty. A thesis M.S. degree can be pursued instead of the clinical M.S. Residents at Purdue are considered graduate students and must pay graduate student fees each semester. Purdue University does require residents to sign a non-compete clause.

Requirements of Program:
Research project
Two publications – must be submitted by end of residency
Presentation at ACVO in the residents’ forum
In house seminar presentations (1 per year)
Participation in teaching of veterinary students, technician students and interns
After hours emergency duty in ophthalmology only (shared between the residents)
Completion of the program is dependent upon satisfactory progression (in both the residency and graduate programs) and evaluation at 6 month intervals.

1 year of internship

Application Deadline: November 11, 2016 at 8pm EST

Application Materials:
Please submit a letter of intent; CV; transcripts from graduate, and veterinary degrees; as well as 3 letters of reference.

Please email all materials to Dr. Wendy Townsend with attn.: residency application for (name) in the subject line. The email address is townsenw@purdue.edu.

If you for some reason need to mail any material please mail use the following address: Dr. Wendy Townsend at 625 Harrison St., Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2026.

Interviews: Will be scheduled for late November, early December and will be by invitation only

Offer date: January 16, 2017 at 12 noon EST

Further questions may be directed to Dr. Stiles at stilesj@purdue.edu or Dr. Townsend at townsenw@purdue.edu