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Newsom Eye

Basic Information

Program Title: Residency in Ocular Disease, Refractive and Ocular Surgery
Program Type: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Refractive and Ocular Surgery
Program Site: Newsom Eye, Tampa, FL
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 13904 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Suite 200 Tampa, FL
Phone Number: 813.908.2020
Fax Number: 813.908.2133
Affiliation: Salus University, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education: Eric Fazio, OD, Diplomate
Program Application Deadline: February 1
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 2017
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:
Designed by an alumni residency trained OD from PCO, this education year is for the resident to be treated as an individual. We invest the time to understand, remember and meet all their needs, wants and personal expectations. Ultimately, our goal is to give our resident the skills to compete for any OD health care job in the marketplace upon graduation.
Each of our team of physicians shows attentive and engaging care in all sub specialties. We are supportive educators and trusted advisors who will strive to identify barriers the resident faces and eliminate them to ensure our resident’s success.
Program Description:
Newsom Eye’s goal is to provide a unique post-doctoral experience in a multidisciplinary setting with the intent of graduating a self-supportive, knowledgeable eye care physician capable of engaging in eye care in any setting.  Multidisciplinary care is provided with a LASIK/Refractive cataract surgery specialist, glaucoma specialist, oculoplastic specialist, two retinal specialists and a cornea specialist. The center has associated AAAHC certified surgery centers on site with excimer (Contoura tomography guided), femtosecond, and Ellex YAG technologies to cross train and expand the understanding of the resident for co-management of all surgical care.
FDA and CXL studies are currently underway at Newsom Eye and the resident will also have significant exposure to new technologies in eye care and actively participate in them. Anterior segment disease and specialty contact lenses will be another aspect of the residency program. Specialty lens fittings for regular and irregular corneas includes, but is not limited to: hybrid lenses, scleral lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, soft specialty designs for diseased corneas, and all soft modalities. Multiple lens companies will be utilized for specialty fittings, as well as a wide variety of diagnostic fitting sets that will be available for the resident’s use in office.
We also make it a goal of ours to provide an insightful business experience in the realm of eye care and eye care business from both an OD and OD/MD concept. This includes training in coding, billing, insurances, marketing and many other important facets of eye care business.
Program Length: 54 weeks
Number of Positions Available in Program: 1
Program Starting Date: Week of July 1
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:
40 hours per week
On call approximately every seven weeks for 1 week interval

Requirements for Completion:

The resident is required to:
1. Deliver clinical services at a level that demonstrates they have attained the core competencies of the program. This is evaluated and trained if needed early in the program to ensure continuity of care.
2. Successfully complete all clinical rotations.
3. Complete one to two papers suitable for publication in a refereed optometric journal.
4. Participate in required seminars, grand rounds, case conferences, and continuing education.
5. Maintain a log of patient names and associated information.
6. Complete all required evaluations of the program. Program Salary/Stipend:
$40,000 plus $3,000 for continuing education (Academy, PCO visit minimum).
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage:
Health/Dental Coverage
Professional Liability Insurance
Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Eric Fazio OD, Diplomate, program coordinator
Telephone: 813.908.2020
Fax: 813.908.2133
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title: Kandi Reed, HR coordinator
Telephone: 813.908.2020
Fax: 813.908.2133

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Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures: Apply through ORMatch
Submit the following application materials directly to the program:
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Interest
Official Optometry School Transcripts
2 Letters of Recommendation from clinical faculty or supervising doctors in externships
Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria: Candidates are evaluated on the basis
of clinical and academic competence, interest in the program area, recommendations,
and interpersonal skills.
Program Admission Requirements:
Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE accredited school or college of optometry
Successful completion of Parts I, II, III, and TMOD of the NBEO prior to the beginning of
the program
A Florida Optometry License
Program Application Deadline: February 1
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