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Fellowship Opportunity

NECO is the academic sponsor of the VA Optometric Research Fellowship. A research fellowship in optometry allows you to receive highly specialized training and prepares you for a career in academia, research, or clinical practice and enhances the breadth and scope of professional opportunities available to you. Optometry fellowships are typically completed following a residency.

Completing this fellowship provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Enhance your marketability and increase your professional prospects in academia, industry, private practice, or a clinical or hospital setting
  • Be mentored by experienced clinical and research faculty from the Veterans Administration Boston Health Care System and by faculty from NECO
  • Enhance the visual welfare of America’s veterans
  • Serve as an attending optometrist in the VABHCS optometry clinics and to be a lecturer /instructor at NECO
  • Develop your speaking and teaching skills to serve as a role model and mentor
  • Enroll in courses at NECO and earn a master’s degree in vision science
  • Augment research within the field of optometry
  • A competitive salary with an increase in year two; comprehensive benefits including health insurance, sick days, and vacation days; and funding to attend one academic conference per year

For more information, please contact:
Baharak Asefzadeh, OD, MS
Director, Optometry Research Fellowship
Boston VA Healthcare System