Thirty-six optometric residents came to New England College of Optometry on June 17, 2016 for the annual John E. Asarkof Spring Residency Conference. The day honored the participants of the 2015-2016 NECO Residency Program.
The College's residency program entails a year of post-graduate training in a specialized area such as primary care, ocular disease, cornea/contact lens, pediatric optometry, and community health optometry. The residents participated in programs at 15 sites throughout New England over the past year, working with mentors at VA hospitals, medical centers, hospitals, and community health centers. While a majority of the residents graduated from NECO, the College also welcomed graduates from IAU, ICO, NOVA, PCO, SUNY, UAB, and UCB into the program.
The conference included individual and group resident presentations as well as a resident poster session. At the Residents’ Luncheon, President Clifford Scott and Dean Robert DiMartino presented the residents with their Certificates of Completion. A Residents’ Reception followed the conference to celebrate, affording the residents and their mentors an opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments.
About the Residency Program at New England College of Optometry
An optometric residency is an additional year of post-graduate clinical education that can be pursued by optometrists who desire to advance their patient care abilities beyond entry level practice. New England College of Optometry offers a broad range of residency programs throughout New England that specialize in primary care, ocular disease, cornea/contact lens, pediatric optometry, and community health optometry. Learn more about NECO's residency programs.
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