On June 15, 2018, a group of forty residents gathered at New England College of Optometry’s Beacon Street campus to participate in the John E. Asarkof Spring 2018 Residency Conference. The conference marks the completion of a year of post-graduate residency training for the group in the NECO residency program. Participants in the NECO residency program specialized in areas such as ocular disease, cornea and contact lens, community health optometry, primary care, low vision rehabilitation, and pediatric optometry.
The Residency Conference was moderated by Drs. Doug Hoffman and Nicole Quinn and honored the work the residents did at over 15 sites throughout New England including VA hospitals, community health centers, medical centers, and hospitals. This year’s residency group included participants from all 6 New England states and graduates from several optometric schools around the country.
The conference included individual and group resident presentations and a resident poster session by the 2017-18 resident group. At the Resident’s Luncheon, President Clifford Scott and Interim Dean Sandra Mohr presented the residents with their Certificates of Completion. A Residents Reception followed the conference, affording the residents and their mentors an opportunity to celebrate their yearlong 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.